Border fragment

Peruvian (Huarmey)
Late Middle Horizon–early Late Intermediate
A.D. 500–1476

Object Place: Peru, Huarmey, North-Central Coast


Height x width: 9 1/4 x 2 3/16 in. (23.5 x 5.5 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool slit tapestry

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Warp: cotton, 15 to cm. Weft: wool. Design: a row of fantastic many-headed animals woven with light blue, crimson and yellow wool on a ground originally bluish violet, now neutral brown. An openwork edge of coarser tapestry, perhaps intended to represent a row of animals’ heads, woven with red wool.


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

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund