Overall: 99.1 x 99.1 cm (39 x 39 in.)
Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 2017.60
This lovely, sheer panel—patterned entirely with tie-dyeing—was probably worn as a head cloth, a common article of women’s wear among the Chancay people of Peru’s central coast. Its colors are reminiscent of deep twilight, when the sky turns a luminous, dark blue and a shimmer of orange light appears on the horizon. It is not known whether the squares in the field have symbolic significance.
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