Poncho fragment

Peruvian (Nasca)
Early Intermediate, Phase 1
0–A.D. 100


Object Place: Peru, Nasca area, South Coast

Dimensions

Height x width: 26 3/4 x 18 1/2 in. (68 x 47 cm)

Accession Number

31.699

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool plain weave with stem-stitch embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Border cut from a rectangular collar (esclavina). Ground: a little deep yellow cotton remains, to which are sewed scraps of dark green cotton. Design: worked with wool, snakes twisted in pairs, eating small animals, with other animals framed by the twisting snakes. The ground of the border is deep pink, the other colors are dark blue, green, yellow and cream white. Edged with a short wool fringe of the same colors.

Provenance

MFA purchase from G. R. Schmidt, Anglo-South American Trust Co., 49 Broadway, New York, New York, September 3, 1931

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund