About this object


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

Physical description

Wool bag. Small purse is roughly square with a fringe at bottom, decorative remnants of the fibres the bag was woven from. A long, thin handle is attached at upper corners. Front and back being similar, bag is decorated with a central diamond shape filled with floral motifs, surrounded by ovals, lines and other small shapes in pink, orange, red and purple on a tan background. Fringe is of the same colours. Handle is tan with small squares of red along its length.