Mantle fragment

Late Intermediate
A.D. 1000–1476

Object Place: Peru, Central Coast


Height x width: 16 1/8 x 7 11/16 in. (41 x 19.5 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool plain weave, slit tapestry weave (borders)

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Fragment of cloth decorated with bands of tapestry. Light brown cotton cloth. Tapestry border across bottom with warp, 8 to cm., formed by paired warps running from cotton cloth. Design: along bottom, conventionalized birds woven with dark brown and pink wool, on a yellow ground. Fringe of long yellow tapestry tabs across bottom. Tapestry border sewed on along one side. Warp: cotton, 9 to cm. Design: conventionalized animals or men woven with yellow, crimson, dark neutral violet, neutral green, dark brown and cream colored wool, on blocks of crimson and yellow.


MFA purchase from Mr. Walter Wyman, 44 West 44th Street, New York, New York, June 5, 1924

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund