Strap end

Peruvian
Probably Late Intermediate
A.D. 1000–1476


Object Place: Peru, Central Coast

Dimensions

Height x width: 26 3/8 x 8 11/16 in. (67 x 22 cm)

Accession Number

24.276

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool plain weave, slit tapestry with eccentric wefts

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Scarf of coarse loosely woven cotton cloth with warps in twos, threes, and fours; wefts paired and twisted. Tapestry panel at end. Warp: cotton running from cotton cloth, 4 to cm. Weft: wool. Design: diagonal interlocking saw-tooth bands woven with crimson, yellow, grayish lavender, black and pink wool, with four tabs below with conventionalized bird motives woven with the same colors. The cotton cloth is stained and worn, the tapestry worn, remains of wool fringe across end.

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