Loincloth end

Peruvian
Probably Late Intermediate
A.D. 1000–1476


Object Place: Peru, Central Coast

Dimensions

Height x width: 23 5/8 x 27 15/16 in. (60 x 71 cm)

Accession Number

30.259

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool slit tapestry weave with eccentric weft outlining; plain weave (tie)

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Warp: light brown cotton, 7 to cm. Weft: wool. Design: diagonal bands of interlocking birds woven with yellow, neutral pinkish violet, brown, and bluish black wool. The lower part of the panel divided into six separate panels joined on the bottom by long neutral wool fringe. Sewed on top to cotton band (torn).

Provenance

Gift of Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA, 1930

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Jackson Holmes