Coastal Peru
Late Intermediate Period
A.D. 1000–1476

Object Place: Peru, Central Coast


19.3 x 88 cm (7 5/8 x 34 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool slit tapestry

Not On View


Textiles and Fashion Arts



Band, with warp parallel to short dimension, one full loom width seamed to part of another. Undyed cotton warp. Weft of natural-color white and brown cotton with a few accents of red wool. Design of birds in step diamond frames, with horizontal stripes above and below, parallel to long edge. Band with fringe, woven separately of blue wool warp (long direction) and brown wool weft and sewn to one of the long edges.


1960s, acquired from a dealer in New York by Landon T. Clay, Boston; 1969, gift of Landon T. Clay to MFA. (Accession Date: September 23, 1969)

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay