Appliqué

Rimac
Late Intermediate Period
A.D. 1000–1476


Object Place: Peru, Central Coast

Dimensions

17.7 x 49 cm (6 15/16 x 19 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

31.710

Medium or Technique

Cotton single interlock, dovetailed, and slit tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Printed

Fish (probably ornament cut from garment or hanging). Warp: light brown cotton, 10 to cm. Weft: cotton. Design: a conventionalized angular fish with greenish yellow, bluish green and three shades of reddish brown. The backbone is woven with cream white, and in the lower part of the fish five small fishes are visible.

Provenance

1931, sold by Guillermo R. Schmidt-Pizarro (b. about 1881 - d. about 1960), Anglo-South American Trust Co., New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 3, 1931)

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund