Mantle converted into a tunic

Peruvian
Late Horizon
1476–1534


Object Place: Peru, Far South Coast

Dimensions

76 x 115 cm (29 15/16 x 45 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

30.252

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool tapestry with supplementary wefts and outlining

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Warp: cotton, 8 to cm. Weft: wool. The ground is yellow wool tapestry, powdered with cross-shaped blocks of green and red tapestry, on which conventionalized birds are brocaded in yellow, white, green, and red wool. On the left edge is a green band, on the right is a band of black and green at a little distance from the edge. Stained, brittle.

Provenance

Gift of Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA, 1930

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Jackson Holmes