Strap end

Peruvian
Probably Late Intermediate
A.D. 1000–1476


Object Place: Peru, Central Coast

Dimensions

Height x width: 26 3/8 x 8 1/4 in. (67 x 21 cm)

Accession Number

24.277

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool plain weave, slit tapestry with eccentric wefts

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

End of a coarse cotton scarf ornamented with tapestry. The design of bands of checks and irregular zig-zag forms is woven with yellow, red, dark brown, and neutral violet wool. The bottom is divided by slits into four broad tabs, with a long irregular fringe of wool loosely attached, much worn.

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