Strap

Peruvian (Central Coast)
Probably Late Intermediate
A.D. 1000–1476


Object Place: Peru, Central Coast

Dimensions

Height x width: 68 7/8 x 4 1/8 in. (175 x 10.5 cm)

Accession Number

24.286

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool plain weave, slit tapestry with eccentric wefts

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Warp: white cotton, running from cotton cloth, 5 to cm. Weft: wool. Design: one end, pink stripe on which are three triangles, beyond tapestry is divided in two, one half pink ground, and conventionalized birds woven with yellow wool, on the other half yellow ground and conventionalized birds woven with pink wool; the other end, stripes of pink and grayish violet wool, beyond tapestry is divided in two, one half brown ground and birds woven with pink wool, the other half yellow, with birds woven with pink wool.

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