Tapestry: Cover

Peruvian
Colonial
late 16th century or later


Object Place: Peru

Dimensions

Overall: 256.2 x 200.3 cm (100 7/8 x 78 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

04.123

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool interlocked and dovetail tapestry with eccentric welts

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Warp: cotton. Weft: wool. Design: main field blue covered by crimson lattice with conventional designs in the square reminiscent of early Nazca and Tiwanaku (Tiahuanaco) motives; ground of main border dark red, with animals (viscachas?) and birds in conventionalized foliage, inner and outer floral borders, colors blue, red, yellow, green and white.

Provenance

Gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA, February 11, 1904.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection