Fragment of band

Peruvian (Chimu)
Probably Late Horizon
A.D. 1476–1534


Object Place: Peru, North Coast

Dimensions

Height x width: 52 9/16 x 5 5/16 in. (133.5 x 13.5 cm)

Accession Number

11.27

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool plain weave with supplimentary wefts

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Warp: cotton. Weft: cotton and wool. Design: conventionalized human figures with large heads. The figures are woven with yellow wool, with accents of red, white, and brown wool, tied at regular intervals by four paired brown cotton warp threads which form cross-shaped points. The foundation fabric of brown cotton was originally covered by dark yellow wool tied by paired warp threads in same manner as pattern.

Provenance

Gift of Henrietta Page to MFA, 1911

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henrietta Page