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West Africa | Wrapper made from two wide strips of cotton; The cloth has been tie, and stitch, dyed, with indigo. Stitch dying is more prominent on the right half. | ca. prior to 1934.

Peru ~ North Coast | Pectoral; gold and copper | Vicús culture | 100 BC - 400 AD

Africa | Interior Hanging (arkilla kereka) from the Fulani people of Niger | ca. 1st half 20th century | Wool, cotton, dye | These types of cloths are tent-dividers and marriage-bed hangings. //

Eight-Pointed Star Tunic Date: 1460–1540 Geography: Peru Culture: Inca Medium: Camelid hair, cotton Accession Number: 33.149.100

Woman's Ceremonial Skirt (Lawo Butu or Lawo Ngaza) Date: late 19th–early 20th century Geography: Indonesia, Flores Island, East Nusa Tenggara Culture: Ngada Medium: Cotton, glass beads, chambered nautilu

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This kind of weaving is made by the Jalq’a people from Potolo in Bolivia on leaning vertical looms. There is barely any space that does not contain a motif. You even see motifs within motifs but, as the idea is to convey a sense of chaos, it all feels and looks just right, doesn’t it? - from Laverne Waddington's Backstrap Weaving blog