Cloth fragment

Description
This fragment of textile was likely cut from a mummy bundle; a body that had been wrapped in multiple layers of fine woven cotton cloth. Wind erosion often exposes mummies at the surface where travellers encountering them actively take pieces of cloth as souvenirs.
Accession Loan No.
15/2012/5
Collection Class
Textiles and equipment
Common Name
cloth fragment
Simple Name
cloth
Full Name
cloth fragment
Dimensions
length 151 mm; width 100 mm
Cultural Group
Inca
Production Year Low
1493
Production Year High
1533
Production Country
Peru
Production Area Region
South America
Production Continent
Latin America and the Caribbean
Family Group

Material
cotton
Function Name
Cotton cloth possibly from a burial
Function Detail
Fragment likely taken from a burial

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