Peruvian, Chancay Period
Middle Horizon-Late Intermediate Period
Object Place: Peru, Central or South Coast
104.1 x 24.7 cm (41 x 9 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Cotton and wool plain weave; four-color complementary warp weave with outlining
Not On View
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.
Collection Rafael Larco Herrera. Purchased by MFA from Dr. Constantino Malinovsky, 259 West Newton Street, Boston, Massachusetts, October 8, 1942.
Arthur Mason Knapp Fund