Head tie with pendants

Nasca
Early Intermediate Period
about A.D. 300 (?)


Object Place: Peru, South Coast

Dimensions

a (left): 26 x 18 cm (10 1/4 x 7 1/16 in.) b (right): 26.5 x 18 cm (10 7/16 x 7 1/16 in.) Cord: 653 x .4 cm (257 1/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.248a-b

Medium or Technique

Wool, double oblique intertwined sprang with cross looping (pendants); warp-faced double cloth (cord)

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Design: yellow conventionalized animals on a red ground. The bell-shaped ornaments have been woven with yellow and neutral yellow wool, forming a double cloth.

Provenance

Gift of Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA, 1930

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Jackson Holmes