Fragment of a cord

Peruvian (South Coast)
Late Middle Horizon or early Late Intermediate
A.D. 500–1476


Object Place: Peru, South Coast

Dimensions

2 x 42 cm (13/16 x 16 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.293

Medium or Technique

Wool knotted net base with pile

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

On core formed by several twisted threads of dark brown wool, or bast, is wound a single row of yellow wool or bask pile secured by braiding. The effect is that of thick velvet. Probably used as ornament for costume.

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