Fragment of a band

Probably Peruvian
Late Intermediate
A.D. 1000–1476


Object Place: Peru, Probably North Central Coast

Dimensions

Height x width: 15 3/16 x 1 3/8 in. (38.5 x 3.5 cm)

Accession Number

24.292

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool plain weave, slit tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Warp: white cotton, running from cotton cloth. 6 to cm. Weft: wool. Design: conventionalized angular human figures woven with blue, yellow, brown green, and neutral violet wool, on a pinkish violet ground. At one end the tapestry is divided in two separate tabs with knotted ends with reddish wool tassel on one.

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