Ceremonial coca cloth

Lupaca-Aymara
18th century


Object Place: Peru-Bolivia, Lake Titicaca area

Dimensions

23.5 x 20 cm (9 1/4 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.2579

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool plain weave with white-striped warps floating on back to form designs; cross-knit loop stitch (edge)

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Warp: pinkish red wool, and cream white cotton. Weft: pinkish red wool and cream white cotton. Design: narrow stripes of red and white, broken by rows of small red triangles formed by dropping white warps and using only red warps with stripes of red weft. Embroidered binding of red, blue, and yellow wool.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection