Tapestry: Cover

Peruvian
Colonial
17th century or later


Object Place: Peru

Dimensions

189.5 x 167.5 cm (74 5/8 x 65 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

07.846

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool interlocked and dovetailed tapestry with eccentric wefts

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Warp: cotton. Weft: wool. Design: Main field violet, powdered with flowers, animals and birds, including double-headed eagles (Hapsburg). The central panel of blue and red is sewed together through the middle as if the piece had been woven for a poncho. The ground of the main border is red.

Provenance

Gift of Denman Waldo Ross, December 11, 1907.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection