Fragment of a skirt tie

Peruvian (Paracas or Early Nazca)
Early Intermediate Period
A.D. 0–200


Object Place: Peru, Paracas, South Coast

Dimensions

31 x 6 cm (12 3/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

16.38

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool oblique interlacing with cross-knit looping decoration

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Foundation: black cotton tubular braiding. Design worked in wool, human figure with helmet, weapons, and long tunic, worked in light and dark blue, crimson, pink and brown on a golden brown ground. Remains of four smaller braided tubes on one of which is a needle-coiled ornament.

Provenance

Gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA, 1916.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection