1425-1500 (radiocarbon date, 92.3% probability)
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Cotton; plain weave, brocaded and complex alternating gauze with 5 shots of plain weave between gauze shots
Overall: 151.1 x 57.2 cm (59 1/2 x 22 1/2 in.); Mounted: 167.6 x 71.1 cm (66 x 28 in.)
Norman O. Stone and Ella A. Stone Memorial Fund 2005.5.2
This loincloth is huge!
Loincloths were basic men’s wear in ancient Peru. However, the extraordinary size of some examples—this one is eight feet long when unfolded—makes it hard to know how they were arranged on the body, except that they were tied around the waist with the decorated panels hanging at the front and back.
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