Weaver's workbasket and implements

Peruvian (Chancay)
Late Intermediate Period
A.D. 1000–1476

Object Place: Peru, Central Coast


32.5 x 13.7 x 9.5 cm (12 13/16 x 5 3/8 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Basket: plaited totora reeds split over canes; contents: wood, camelid fiber, cotton, ceramic, camelid or deer bone, chalk

Not On View




Tools and equipment

Basket contains 154 wooden spindles, picks, shed sticks, and bobbins (some wound with camelid fiber and some with cotton,, /, /\); large skein of cotton plied with unidentified vegetal fiber; 16 loose painted wooden spindle whorls; unspun camelid fiber; ceramic dish; camelid or deer bone pick; spine needle; two pieces of chalk.


Gift of Charles H. White to MFA, 1902

Credit Line

Gift of Charles H. White