Border fragments

Peruvian, Early Nasca
Early Intermediate Period
about 200

Object Place: Peru, South Coast


Other (Height x width: part d): 5 x 15 cm (1 15/16 x 5 7/8 in.) Other (Height x width: part e): 8 x 9 cm (3 1/8 x 3 9/16 in.) Height x width: part c): 6 11/16 x 1 9/16 in. (17 x 4 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool cross-knit looping

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Brown cotton core with tubular needlecoiled fabric of wool. Design: narrow band of crimson with birds worked in green, blue, yellow neutral violet and orange, from which hang bell-shaped flowers worked in the same colors. Very brittle, twisted colored fringe preserved in places.


Gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA, 1916.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection