Fragment of a mantle

Peruvian, Chancay Period
Late Intermediate Period
A.D. 1000–1476


Object Place: Peru, Central Coast

Dimensions

83.8 x 177.2 cm (33 x 69 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

30.237

Medium or Technique

Cotton double cloth

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Warp: brown and white cotton. Weft: brown and white cotton. Design: broad stripes bearing rows of small conventionalized birds, the stripes edged by wave pattern. The design is formed by the contrast of brown and white cloth. Made up of stripes sewed together so that the bands of birds are alternately on their feet and on their heads.

Provenance

Gift of Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA, 1930

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Jackson Holmes