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unknown Peruvian

Sling with Geometric Design

Camelid fiber

68 1/8 in. x 1 3/4 in. x 3/8 in. (173 cm x 4.5 cm x 1 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2000.3.111
Geography: South America, Peru, Andes
Classification: Tools and Equipment; Weapons; Accessories
Collection: Ward M. Canaday Collection

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  • braiding - Technique in which strands of pliable material, often three or four strands, are intertwined so as to form a plait, band, or rope. An example is in textile work, where flat over-and-under oblique interlacing is achieved using the undifferentiated elements of a single set of strands, characterized by the oblique crossings of the elements and their common directional trend. Other examples include in the making of leather items, basketmaking, and in styling of hair.
  • geometric patterns
  • Peruvian - Of or belonging to the nation of Peru or its people.
  • slings - Throwing weapons consisting basically of a strap of leather, fabric, or similar flexible material, widening into a pouch at the center to hold the projectile. They are held by the two ends and swung round rapidly, then one end is released to hurl the projectile.
  • textiles - General term for carpets, fabrics, costume, or other works made of textile materials, which are natural or synthetic fibers created by weaving, felting, knotting, twining, or otherwise processing. For works of art or high craft that employ textile as a medium, prefer "textile art (visual works)."

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