Tunic

Rimac (?)
Late Intermediate
A.D. 1000–1476


Object Place: Peru, Central Coast

Dimensions

89 x 76.5 cm (35 1/16 x 30 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

30.241

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool plain weave; complementary weft with outlining and discontinuous weft substituting (lower border)

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

The body of the tunic is light brown cotton cloth. Around the bottom is an ornamental band crossed by diagonal stripes bearing conventionalized bird motifs and geometric figures bearing, woven with yellow, pale yellow, crimson, brown, dark brown, and violet wool, and white cotton.

Provenance

Gift of Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA, 1930

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Jackson Holmes