Object Place: Peru, Probably South Coast
103.8 x 101 cm (40 7/8 x 39 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Wool and cotton interlocked tapestry
Not On View
Cotton warp, wool weft. Design of six columns with alternative squares (A) outlined step fret in one half of square divided on the diagonal, abstracted profile face with characteristic split-eye in other half (lateral expansion toward tunic center makes fret half large, face half small). (B) highly abstracted four animal heads on two U-shaped bodies, with characteristics split eyes. Background columns red-purple. Other colors include natural tans, browns and white, dyed pink and blue-green (one instance).
Purchased by MFA from Artweave Textile Gallery, 924 Madison Avenue, New York, New York, February 8, 1978.
Charles Potter Kling Fund