Tunic

Peruvian
Late Intermediate
A.D. 1000–1476


Object Place: Peru, Probably Central Coast

Dimensions

71 x 146 cm (27 15/16 x 57 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

30.261

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool tapestry; remains of plain weave panels

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Warp: cotton, 8 to cm. Weft: wool and a little cotton. Design: conventionalized birds, woven with yellow wool, with details of pink and blue wool and white cotton, on a lighter yellow ground. The birds in the lower row in front of the tunic are ornamented with smaller birds. Side panels of dark brown cotton cloth have been cut away on each side. Yellow wool fringe along bottom.

Provenance

Gift of Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA, 1930

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Jackson Holmes