Border fragment

Peruvian (Huarmey)
Late Middle Horizon–early Late Intermediate
A.D. 500–1476


Object Place: Peru, Huarmey, North-Central Coast

Dimensions

Height x width: 9 1/4 x 2 3/16 in. (23.5 x 5.5 cm)

Accession Number

24.301

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool slit tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Warp: cotton, 15 to cm. Weft: wool. Design: a row of fantastic many-headed animals woven with light blue, crimson and yellow wool on a ground originally bluish violet, now neutral brown. An openwork edge of coarser tapestry, perhaps intended to represent a row of animals’ heads, woven with red wool.

Provenance

MFA purchase from Mr. Walter Wyman, 44 West 44th Street, New York, New York, June 5, 1924

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund