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X65.7619, X65.7623N, and X64.548.1 Peruvian Textiles Workbasket

 

Object Name: Cone of prepared cotton ready for spinning

Place of Origin: Central coast of Peru

Date/Era: Pre-Columbian

Dimensions: 19 x 6 cm

Medium/Materials: Cotton fiber, string

Credit Line: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of the May Company Department Stores.

Accession Number: X65.7619

 

Object Name: Balls and skeins of yarn ready for weaving

Place of Origin: Central Coast of Peru

Date/Era: Pre-Columbian

Dimensions: Dimensions various

Medium/Materials Cotton, Camelid hair

Credit Line: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Harold W. McBride.

Accession Number: X65.7623N.

 

Object Name: Workbasket containing 85 spindles

Place of Origin: Chancay culture, Central Coast of Peru

Date/Era: Late Intermediate Period, 1150-1450 CE

Dimensions: 9 x 38 x 15 cm

Credit Line: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of the Harold W. McBride.

Accession Number: X64.548.1

The workbasket was used to hold the weaver’s tools, including yarns, needles, and small wooden combs. These baskets were used throughout the pre-Columbian weaver’s lifetime and were buried with her.

Source: Elena Phipps, The Peruvian Four-Selvaged Cloth. Ancient Threads / New Directions. Fowler Museum Textile Series, No. 12, Los Angeles, 2013

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