Fragment of a skirt tie
Peruvian (Paracas or Early Nazca)
Early Intermediate Period
Object Place: Peru, Paracas, South Coast
31 x 6 cm (12 3/16 x 2 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Cotton and wool oblique interlacing with cross-knit looping decoration
Not On View
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.
Gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA, 1916.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection