Worshipful cape commonly called "gauze"
It has a diagonal frieze decoration evoking several pelicans holding fishes in their beaks interlaced with geometric patterns.
Threads of camelidae unbleached with airy weave. It is rare to find these capes in such a well-preserved state as they are here.
Chancay, Peru, AD 1100-1400
119 x 124 cm
Provenance: Former collection of a diplomat, built up at the beginning of the 20th century.
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