Loincloth fragment

Peruvian, Chancay Period
Late Intermediate Period
A.D. 1000–1476


Object Place: Peru, Central Coast

Dimensions

Overall: 45 x 32 cm (17 11/16 x 12 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

10.264

Medium or Technique

Cotton slit tapestry weave

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Warp: cotton. Weft: wool and cotton. Design: step-sided zig-zag vertical stripes, ornamented with T-shaped, and fret motives, woven with dark reddish brown, white (cotton), olive drab, reddish purple, browninsh black, yellow and deep pink, partly outlined by long slits. Border across bottom with conventionalized human figures between narrow bands of an interlocking, curvilinear fret, woven with same colors. Heavy neutral yellow fringe across bottom.

Provenance

Gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA, 1910

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection