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Man's Shirt, Peru

Embroidered man's shirt from Peru, (late) 19th century. Embroidered man's shirt from Peru, (late) 19th century. © Foto: Ethnologisches Museum der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz. Acc. no. V A 51536.

The Ethnologisches Museum in Berlin houses a man's shirt from Peru. It dates to the second half of the nineteenth century, or earlier, and was acquired by the German textile merchant and collector, Christian Theodor Wilhelm Gretzer (1847-1936). The fabric is made of cotton. The tunic measures 90 x 72 cm. The embroidery is worked with silk, using cross stitch.

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin online catalogue  (retrieved 4 December 2016).

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