Sleeve fragment

Peruvian, Chancay Period
Late Intermediate Period or Late Horizon
A.D. 1000–1540


Object Place: Peru, Central Coast

Dimensions

Overall: 43.5 x 17 cm (17 1/8 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

78.93

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool slit tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Design: lower part of sleeve edged with looped fringe of yellow wool, above this plain and figured stripes (interlocking frets) woven with crimson, pink, and several shades of neutral yellow, and dark brown wool, and white and dark brown wool, and white and dark brown cotton. Almost all the brown cotton has rotted away. Upper part of sleeve large interlocking fret design formed by small rectangles, some enclosing small conventionalized birds and animals, some divided diagonally into triangles, woven with several shades of neutral yellow, crimson, lavender, and very dark brown wool. Ragged at the top.

Provenance

Gift of Edward W. Hooper to MFA, 1878

Credit Line

Gift of Edward W. Hooper