Band from a tunic

Peruvian (Nasca)
Middle Horizon
A.D. 500–800

Object Place: Peru, Nasca area, South Coast


Height x width: 8 7/16 x 1 9/16 in. (21.5 x 4 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave with embroidery

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Ground: loosely woven brown woolen cloth. Design: step-sided lozenges worked with wool in straight stitches, each stitch covering and pressing together a group of warp threads and forming flat regular ribs. The colors are red, neutral, yellow, green and dark brown. Very much worn with much of the foundation cloth exposed.


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

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund