Appliqué for a tunic

Peruvian (Lambayeque)
Early Late Intermediate Period
about A.D. 1000

Object Place: Peru, Lambayeque, North Coast


Height x width: 7 11/16 x 4 5/16 in. (19.5 x 11 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool slit tapestry

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Fragment. Warp: cotton, 6 to cm. Weft: wool and cotton. Design: very much conventionalized human figure with flaring head-dress woven with brown, light brown, and blue cotton. Loops of light brown cotton decorate head-dress, and ornaments woven with blue cotton and yellowish brown wool hang on each side of face which is woven with brown cotton (white cotton eyes). The rest of the figure woven with brown and blue cotton, and greenish brown and yellowish brown wool. Remains of brown cotton into which it was sewed.


MFA purchase from Mr. Walter Wyman, 44 West 44th Street, New York, New York, June 5, 1924

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund