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Work Basket

A work made of reed, dyed split reed, and plied cotton.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of reed, dyed split reed, and plied cotton.

Date:

1000/1476

Artist:

Possibly Chancay
Central coast, Peru

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.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Culture

Chancay

Title

Work Basket

Origin

Peru

Date

Made 1000–1476

Medium

Reed, dyed split reed, and plied cotton

Dimensions

30.5 × 11.4 × 14 cm (12 × 4 1/2 × 5 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Kate S. Buckingham Endowment

Reference Number

1955.1811a

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