Costume and Textiles
BlanketMade in Huamachuco, Peru, South America
Made for Celia Lauriano Garcia, Peruvian
Wool weft-faced tapestry weave
Currently not on view
2002-214-1Gift of David C. and Anna Patricia Cross, 2002
LabelBlankets have been produced in the isolated Huamachuco area of Peru since pre-Inca times; the type that includes this colorful example apparently developed in the early twentieth century from colonial prototypes. Inscribed with the owner's name, this blanket features both geometric and figural motifs, along with animals inspired by cross-stitch patterns in popular magazines, including ducks, donkeys, and cats wearing boots.