Fragment with border

Peruvian, Chancay Period
Late Intermediate Period
A.D. 1000–1476

Object Place: Central Coast, Peru


Height x width: 16 1/8 x 21 5/8 in. (41 x 55 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool slit and dovetailed tapestry with eccentric wefts; complimentary weft

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Warp: cotton. Weft: wool. Design: main part (much torn) with step-sided stripes woven with yellow, crimson, and dark purple and a little cream white, below this a band with interlocking bird heads separated from it by plain stripes, with a tab fringe at the bottom. The colors are deep pink, neutral violet, and yellow.


Lent by Denman Waldo Ross, April 1, 1920; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA, 1921

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection