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Peruvian (Huarmey)
Late Middle Horizon–early Late Intermediate
A.D. 500–1476


Object Place: Peru, Huarmey, North-Central Coast

Dimensions

Height x width: 26 x 27 3/4 in. (66 x 70.5 cm)

Accession Number

24.305

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool plain weave with supplementary wefts

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

The design is formed by raising alternate paired warps, 8 to cm. to form warp of superimposed tapestry. Weft: (of tapestry), wool. Design: spiral interlocking fret with fish-head motifs forming rectangles woven with neutral pink and yellow wool with some green and blue wool. The white cotton ground repeats similar motifs.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund