Border fragment

Peruvian, Chancay Period
Late Intermediate Period
A.D. 1000–1476

Object Place: Peru, Central Coast


Height x width: 14 3/16 x 17 11/16 in. (36 x 45 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool slit tapestry

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Warp: cotton. Weft: wool and cotton, between 26 and 36 to cm. Design: horizontal bands of conventionalized ornament woven with crimson, olive drab, pink, brownish black and white (cotton) on neutral brownish yellow ground, central band bears six highly conventionalized bird motives; above and below narrower bands with fret design. Slits, some double, used in outlining design. Crimson fringe.


Gift of Dr. Denman Waldo Ross's Class in Pure Design and Representation to MFA, 1910

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Ross' Class in Pure Design and Representation