Carpet

Rug

Peruvian
Colonial
17th–18th century


Object Place: Peru

Dimensions

648 x 389 cm (255 1/8 x 153 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1978.182

Medium or Technique

Wool and cotton interlocked tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Field: nine parallel rows of stylized floral/leaf motifs predominantly in light green, yellow, red, blue, white and outlined in yellow or white in Inca style; on red ground; scattered flowers and birds. Two guard borders of red and white “chain stitch” motif on blue ground; major border of single floral/leaf row as in field.

Provenance

Purchased by MFA from C. John, Esq., C. John Ltd., 70, South Audley Street,MAyfair, London, England, June 14, 1978.

Credit Line

Charles Potter Kling Fund