Coca bag

Provincial Incan
Probably Late Horizon or Early Colonial
Probably A.D. 1400–1600

Object Place: Peru, South Coast


51 x 18 cm (20 1/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool and cotton looping; netting; plain weave; interlocked tapestry; knotting; complementary warp weave; plied fringe

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Wool and cotton warp and weft. Top third: tapestry woven bag with crosses and butterflies on one side, geometric designs on other. Middle third: warp-pattern double cloth with llama pattern; yellow, red, light and dark green warp yarns cross weft yarns (one, two, or three at most) as required by design. Lower third: applied fringe. Double cloth tassel attached to tapestry woven bag.


Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, September 13, 1951.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection