Headcloth

Chancay
Late Intermediate
A.D. 1000–1476


Object Place: Peru, Central Coast

Dimensions

93 x 120 cm (36 5/8 x 47 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

47.1094

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, slit tapestry (border)

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Triangular garment or accessory of tightly spun but loosely woven rust-brown cotton yarns. Along two short sides are tapestry-woven borders showing geometric human (?) figures in shades of yellow, rose and black on dark pink ground, bordered by narrow strips showing wave-meander in rose and dark pink. Large slits and loose, weft-bound warps used decoratively for ajouré effect. (Note: may be a composite.)

Provenance

Purchased by MFA from Mr. Roland Terry, 9800 Bayard Avenue, Seattle, Washington, June 12, 1947.

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund