Fragment of band

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

Object Place: Peru, North Coast


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool plain weave with supplimentary wefts

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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.


Gift of Henrietta Page to MFA, 1911

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henrietta Page