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What is this?

Flat bag woven in stripes of red, green, yellow and brown. Hand sewn at sides to form bag. Red tassels at corners. warp selvage for bag opening, reinforced by overcasting

This is a coca bag from Peru. It is dated possibly 1200 and we acquired it in 1962. Gift of Anonymous Donor in memory of Alexander M. Bing.

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Its medium is

medium: wool technique: warp-faced plain weave

Its dimensions are

H x W: 26 x 22.9 cm (10 1/4 x 9 in.)

This object was donated by Unknown

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