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X66.1968 and X86.2897 Needle cases

 

Object Name: Needle case (left)
Place of Origin: Camarones, Chile
Date: Pre Colombian, date unknown
Materials Used: Leather or skin
Dimensions: 16 x 5 cm
Credit line and Accession Number: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Museum purchase. X66.1968

 

Object Name: Needle case (right)
Cultural Group / Place of Origin: Nasca culture, south coast of Peru
Date: Early Intermediate Period, 100-600 CE
Materials Used: Reeds, cactus
Dimensions: 13 x 3 cm
Credit line and Accession Number: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert L. Lucas Jr. X86.2897

Cases such as these were used to protect fine needles.

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

SKU: X66.1968 Category: Tag:

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