Cocoa Cloth

About this object


Acquired by the donor on a field collecting trip in and around Cuzco, Peru, in 1978.

Physical description

Cocoa cloth. Textile is roughly square, hemmed along the edges, with groups of large tassels at each corner. Stripes are wide blocks of brown, tan and grey, with a panel of embroidery at centre showing repeating triangular and floral motifs in tan on a red background. A strip of embroidery in bright yellow, green, white and pink runs across the centre. At edges are rows of pin-striping in multiple colours. Tassels are strands of twisted wool, several attached by thin, multicoloured cords.