Jan 13, 2021
Jan 13, 2021

Man's Tunic (Cushma)

Man's Tunic (Cushma)


Cotton, pigment

Overall: 119.4 x 119.4 cm (47 x 47 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1992.351


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This tunic’s designs may be based on the skin patterns of the legendary Great Boa.


Women are the main artists among Peru’s Shipibo. The designs (kené) on this tunic are based on the skin patterns of the legendary Great Boa (the mother of water creatures) or the patterns that in mythic times covered the world like a web, today revealed by dreams, visions, and other means.

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