Woman's dance vest - 2005.29.1_1


Woman's dance vest

Maker: Quechua ethnic group
Medium:Wool, cotton
Geography: Chivay, Peru
Date: c. 1960
42 x 44 cm
Object number: 2005.29.1
Credit Line: Gift of Mercedes and Helmuth Fuchs
On view
Gallery Location:Shreyas and Mina Ajmera Gallery of Africa, the Americas and Asia-Pacific
DescriptionThe women of the Colca Valley are famous for their elaborate costumes that are embroidered with flowers, birds and other designs using treadle sewing machines. These trace their origins to earlier Spanish forms.
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