About this artwork
At least three weavers worked together to create this large textile. Their collaboration can be perceived in subtle vertical junctures in the threads, which appear at points throughout the gridded background. These lines divided their individual working areas. Ponchos were male garments, and this laboriously made example was likely a prestigious offering in the burial of an important man.
- Made 1300–1550
- Camelid wool, single interlocking tapestry weave and five-color complementary weft weave with center band of complementary weft weave
- 199.4 x 257.5 cm (78 1/2 x 101 3/8 in.)
- Ada Turnbull Hertle Endowment