Textile

About this object

Narrative

Rosita Tovell's father was a collector of Peruvian pre-Columbian ceramics. Rosita moved to Peru in the early 1960s, while her husband served as ambassador to Peru and Bolivia. During this time Rosita began to study and collect pre-Columbian Peruvian ceramics and textiles.

Physical description

Rectangular cloth is constructed in a fine weave, with geometric patterns connected by open-work stitching. Two large zigzagging lines separate the areas of patterning. At bottom is a row of similar stepped motifs. Cloth is coloured shades of brown.