Fragment of a tunic

Peruvian (Inca)
Late Horizon-Early Colonial
about A.D. 1500–50


Object Place: Peru

Dimensions

76.2 x 60.9 cm (30 x 24 in.)

Accession Number

1977.131

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool interlocked tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Approximately half of a full tunic made with cotton warp and wool weft. Three diagonal rows of black, dark yellow and light yellow squares extend from shoulder to center front in stepped-block yoke; remaining triangular area red; lower part of tunic off white. Arm hole bound in red and black; side seam embroidered with red; neck slit yellow and green.

Provenance

Gift of Landon T. Clay, April 13, 1977.

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay