Loincloth end (?)

Peruvian (Rimac (?))
Late Intermediate
A.D. 1000–1476

Object Place: Peru, Central Coast


Height x width:; (Panel): 21.6 x 24.2 cm (8 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool slit tapestry

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Possibly the end of a loincloth designed with stripes with fret motive woven with yellow, pink, neutral wool, and white cotton; narrow stripes of two shades of yellow, and yellow shaded into neutral violet; in middle and down sides wider stripes of dark neutral on which are conventionalized birds and crustaceans. Bound on sides with cotton, cotton strings. May be converted from a bag.


Gift of Edward W. Hooper to MFA, 1878

Credit Line

Gift of Edward W. Hooper