Loincloth

Peruvian (Paracas)
Early Horizon-Early Intermediate Period
200 B.C.–A.D. 200


Object Place: Peru, Paracas, South Coast

Dimensions

120.8 x 76 cm (47 9/16 x 29 15/16 in.) Ties: approximately 61 x 6 cm (24 x 2 3/8 in.); 105 x 6 cm (41 5/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.2560

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool plain weave with stem-stitch embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ground: light neutral brown cotton. Design: narrow border on three sides worked with wool in crewel stitch, decorated with conventionalized birds. The ground of the border is worked solidly with dark neutral violet ground, the other colors are red, green, yellow, and cream white. Fringe on three sides of knotted cords.

Provenance

Gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA, 1921

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection