Tapestry border fragments

Wari-related
Middle Horizon
A.D. 500–800


Object Place: Peru, Probably Central-North Coast

Dimensions

a (right): 19.1 x 18.4 cm (7 1/2 x 7 1/4 in.) b (not pictured): 18.7 x 18.1 cm (7 3/8 x 7 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.300a-b

Medium or Technique

Wool interlocked tapestry with eccentric wefts

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Warp: cotton, in groups of three, 9 to cm. Weft: wool. Design: highly conventionalized figures, one on each side fragment, with elaborate headdresses, and bearing staffs, woven with neutral violet, light yellow, light blue, brown, black and red wool, on pinkish red ground. Geometric borders on three sides.

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