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A.4630.41-62 - Textile Fragments (7)
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Catalog Number: A.4630.41-62
Object Name/Descriptor Textile Fragments (7)
Provenience North America, USA, Arizona, northern
Date Accessioned 1941
Material Type(s) Cloth - Cotton
Length (cm) 41
Width (cm) 41
Diameter (cm) 40.64
Other Information Associated Text from the Native American Hall (1992-2006):

Basketmaker Caves
These fragments of cotton cloth display the diversity within the Pueblo weaving tradition. Plain, twill, and tapestry weaves were employed, and the cloth was decorated with embroidered, tie-dyed, and painted patterns. In pre-European times, cotton cloth from Arizona was traded all the way to the southern California coast.
Preservation and Perception
The factor of preservation in the archaeological record exerts a great influence on how the past is viewed. Textiles, pottery vessels, and lapidary arts from various Pueblo sites are shown. All three art forms have long histories within the Pueblo tradition. How┬Čever, because pottery is often preserved complete in the archaeological record it is the best known.
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