Carrying Cloth

About this object

History of use

Cloth was tied by two diagonal corners over one shoulder and under the other arm. It was most commonly tied at the chest with a small knot. Babies, produce and other goods were carried in the cloth.


Purchased in a small town called Chavin, which is five hours east of Huaras. It was bought in a small store from a woman named Elizabeth Huamas.

Cultural context

Worn by women

Physical description

Rectangular wool cloth with striped design consisting of bands with a red triangle pattern in between an orange stripe on a natural ground.