Fragment

Chancay
Late Intermediate
A.D. 1000–1476


Object Place: Peru, Central Coast

Dimensions

Height x width: 5 1/8 x 3 3/8 in. (13 x 8.5 cm)

Accession Number

24.302

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool slit tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Warp: cotton, paired 6 to cm. Weft: wool, and a little cotton. Design: birds woven with neutral yellow and violet wool, and brown wool and blue cotton, on a ground of crimson wool. Above and below narrower borders with wave pattern woven with pink wool on crimson ground. Tab fringe of yellow across bottom.

Provenance

MFA purchase from Mr. Walter Wyman, 44 West 44th Street, New York, New York, June 5, 1924

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund