About this artwork
In central and southern coastal Peru, archaeologists have unearthed a variety of weaving tools and work baskets. These are often found in women’s burials, which suggests that spinning yarn and weaving textiles were the domain of women. This basket was probably made for a weaver to hold tools used in making textiles, such as needle cases, needles, spindles, and combs.
- Currently Off View
- Work Basket
- Made 1000–1476
- Reed, dyed split reed, and plied cotton
- 30.5 × 11.4 × 14 cm (12 × 4 1/2 × 5 1/2 in.)
- Kate S. Buckingham Endowment