Fragment of a tabbed and fringed border

Nasca
Early Intermediate, Phase 2 (?)
about A.D. 300


Object Place: Peru, South Coast

Dimensions

17.5 x 61 cm (6 7/8 x 24 in.)

Accession Number

31.500

Medium or Technique

Wool and cotton plain weave with stem-stitch embroidery; fringe; cross looping (upper tabs)

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: very dark wool, or cotton completely covered by embroidery. Design: a row of pendant tabs, decorated with conventionalized human and floral forms worked in wool with crewel stitch. The ground is crimson, the other colors are black, green, yellow, pink and blue. There is a fringe at the bottom, and a row of small woven tabs at the top, made of the same colors.

Provenance

1931, sold by Jules C. Harris, New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: July 16, 1931)

Credit Line

Mary Woodman Fund