Bag

Possibly Bolivian
Late Horizon or Colonial
A.D. 1476–1820


Object Place: Bolivia (possibly)

Dimensions

Height x width: 17 1/2 x 7 5/16 in. (44.5 x 18.5 cm)

Accession Number

21.2580

Medium or Technique

Wool warp-faced plain weave; complementary warp weave with 3-span floats aligned in alternate parts

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Warp: wool in colors to form pattern. Weft: dark brown wool covered by warp. Design: plain red stripes edged by fine yellow and blue stripes, alternating with figured stripes, the middle one yellow with reddish violet figures, the outer ones cream white with blue figures (geometric birds and plants, the colors reversed on other side).

Provenance

Lent by Denman Waldo Ross, April 1, 1920; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA, 1921

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection