Weaving basket

Weaving basket
Weaving basket
Date:
ca. 600–1200
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Wood, Camelid Fiber
Dimensions:
8.3 x 23.5 x 10.8 cm (3 1/4 x 9 1/4 x 4 1/4 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
South America
Culture/People:
Huari
Accession Number:
2002.183.4
Acquisition Date:
2002-12-31
Credit Line:

Gift of Harry and Diane Greenberg

A box, made of wooden slats wrapped with polychrome camelid fiber yarns to create stepped patterning. The box contains weaving implements, including bobbins made from thorns and/or twigs wrapped with colored yarns. It also contains two tiny birds (probably man-made, certainly in part) and a conical object. The cone itself is wrapped with yarns (browns and tans) in parallel bands, while the large end is loose cotton over what seems to be a padded interior.

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