Fragment

Peruvian, Chancay Period
Middle Horizon-Late Intermediate Period
A.D. 900–1200


Object Place: Peru, Central or South Coast

Dimensions

104.1 x 24.7 cm (41 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

42.440

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool plain weave; four-color complementary warp weave with outlining

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Central narrow band of light broad cotton cloth, flanked on either side by broader band (attached by sewing) striped purple, red and yellow with highly conventionalized bird motif in center. Design formed by colored wool warps used in short floats; not reversible. Full warp length present, warp end at one end; looped warps forming fringe at other end.

Provenance

Collection Rafael Larco Herrera. Purchased by MFA from Dr. Constantino Malinovsky, 259 West Newton Street, Boston, Massachusetts, October 8, 1942.

Credit Line

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund