Peru

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Catalog # Name Description
101 1977.69.0027 Hair Pre-Columbian bundle of human hair, dark brown.
102 1977.69.0028 Fibers Pre-columbian cloth fibers.
103 1977.69.0029 Rope Pre-Columbian cord or rope; twisted fibers.
104 1977.70.0001 Textile Tightly woven thread; cloth fringe at end; colored squares pattern in center.
105 1977.70.0002 Thread Multi-colored bundle of thread.
106 1988.21.0019 Spoon Handcarved spoon from Cuzco, Peru. Bowl is deep and circular. Handle is attached and smooth until it widens out into a rectangle and shows detailed llama and turkey carvings. The back is smooth and shows that it was carved from one piece of wood. There is a handle on the back of the handle and it is raised enough to loop a finger through it for better grip. 1988.21.0019 (Spoon) image
107 1988.21.0023 Bag Woven, with flap that folds over 6 buttons. Vertical rows of woven patterns, bars large and small and others. Has two balls attached to bottom with red thread. One ball missing. Balls are multi-colored. This bag is used for carrying things and made in a modern process with the cultural concepts and styles woven in.
108 1996.30.0006 Cap Knitted in dark brown with cream and gray pattern motifs. Ear flaps have two motifs like backward "N". This motif is repeated on two stripes on cap. Between those two stripes is a row of alpacas or alpacas facing right. Edges finished with chain stitch. Tassels on ear flaps. These traditional hats are worn to keep the inhabitants of the Andes Mountains warm and Alpaca wool is a large resource. This hat appears to have been washed in too hot of water which caused the wool to felt and the hat to shrink. There is hand stitching in what appears to be a repair on one of the ear flaps.
109 1996.30.5 Hat Stocking cap with earflaps in various shades of brown, plus cream. Earflaps have bird motif in cream color. Main part of cap has Alpacas in cream, with dark brown stripe both above and below. Dark brown stripe has geometric motif resembling the letter "N". Top of cap and ear flaps have short knitted strings. Exterior edges finished with cream-colored chain stitch. These traditional hats are worn to keep the inhabitants of the Andes Mountains warm and Alpaca wool is a large resource. 1996.30.5 (Hat) image
110 1997.10.0004 Satchel Formed of strips of handwoven wool fabric, finished on edges, folded in half to form bag with fold at bottom. Side edges lashed together and opening at top. Bag has vertical stripes of various widths and natural shades of brown. Center stripe is 4.5cm wide, of 4 diamonds forming larger diamonds. Three knotted tassels on bottom fold. Heavy braided cord runs continually from one bottom corner 79cm where it has been made thicker and wider for 41cm, then an additional 79cm, the last portion lashed to the other side and ending at the other bottom corner.
111 2004.25.0001 Belt Striped and woven. Ends are narrower than the body, and braided. Fourteen bands of stripes: red, purple, pink and green. In center is a wider stripe with an arrow design of green, cream, and orange. From the Quechua culture, known for their skill in pottery and textiles. 2004.25.0001 (Belt) image
112 2004.25.0002 Belt Woven, striped. Has wider central stripe of a geometric design, in blue and pink. One end of belt is smaller, and braided. Along with middle striped, has eight narrower stripes, from the edge onward. Hand-dyed. Lake Titicaca, Cuzco. From the Quechua culture, known for their skill in pottery and textiles. 2004.25.0002 (Belt) image
113 2004.25.0003 Potato, freeze-dried Ten small, freeze dried poratoes, all around the same size. Skin shriveled and cracked. The Ayamaran call these "Chuño". They take five days to make using a specific front-resistant potato species. The potatoes would be left out overnight in the Andes Mountains and because the temperatures are so intense it helps dry them out. During the day they are left in intense sunlight and trampled by foot to eliminate whatever water is left. The skin is removed and finally the potatoes are frozen for two more nights. The name "Chuño" translates to "frozen potato" or "wrinkled". These potatoes can last years because of the drying process and can be used in many different dishes from desserts to made in flour.
114 2004.25.0008 Goblet In shape of cup with wide lip, tapering into a smaller base. Where base and cup meet there is a wide, raised band. Has symbols painted in red. Color: RD,TN
115 2004.25.0014 Flute, pan Small pan flute with six hollow wood pipes in varying lengths from shortest to tallest. One end is hollow, while the other is plugged. Reed pieces held together by thin reed in strips, string, and glue. Sikuri is an Aymaran performance of unique rhythms that uses a large group of different sizes of pan flutes, these rhythms have shaped modern music in Peru. The melodies can have dances and the moves are part of the cultural heritage.
116 2004.25.0015 Flute, Pan Small pan flute made of five hollow reeds in graduated sizes, bound together by reed strips, string, and glue. One end of reeds is not open. Sikuri is an Aymaran performance of unique rhythms that uses a large group of different sizes of pan flutes, these rhythms have shaped modern music in Peru. The melodies can have dances and the moves are part of the cultural heritage.
117 2004.25.0016 Maize Small, burlap sack reads "Maize" in black across the front. End sewn shut. Inside holds Andean corn. Burlap has larger weave, so corn can be seen inside. Maize is a large food staple in South America.