Tunic

Peruvian
Late Intermediate Period
A.D. 1000–1476


Object Place: Peru, North or North-Central Coast

Dimensions

70 x 99.5 cm (27 9/16 x 39 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

78.64

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with spaced warps and welts, tie-dyed; interlocked tapestry with welt loop fringe (sleeves); slit tapestry, plain weave with warp substitution, and complementary warp weave (lower borders)

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Cotton cloth with warp and weft threads drawn out leaving small rectangles, which were tied with a resist, the whole then dyed brown, leaving small light discs each with a brown spot in center. The rectangles are whipped round, and warp and weft threads in spaces between bound into groups, with twisted cotton thread. The arm holes edged with yellow and light brown wool tapestry with twisted weft fringe. Along bottom band of pink wool tapestry and band of fringed yellow tapestry sewed around bottom. Seams covered by woven braid of blue and brown cotton.

Provenance

Gift of Edward W. Hooper to MFA, 1878

Credit Line

Gift of Edward W. Hooper