Border fragment

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

Object Place: Peru, Central Coast


Overall: 34 x 43 cm (13 3/8 x 16 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool slit tapestry

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Design: band of rectangles with conventionalized crested birds woven with crimson and neutral yellow outlined with dark brown wool on yellow grounds framed by narrow neutral yellow bands on which are small conventionalized pale yellow birds. Above and below very narrow bands with conventionalized bird motives woven with crimson, pink, several shades of yellow, and dark brown wool, and white and brown cotton. Red wool fringe sewed on bottom. Worn, many holes.


Gift of Edward W. Hooper to MFA, 1878

Credit Line

Gift of Edward W. Hooper