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a Poncho, collected by Max Uhle, Supe district, Peru

Poncho [Photograph]

Supe district, Peru

Collected by Max Uhle, 1900

The arid conditions of coastal Peru provided for the preservation of textiles in several of Uhle’s archaeological sites. This poncho is composed of tapestry and squares of cloth sewn together in a mosaic pattern.

Courtesy P. A. Hearst Museum