Object Place: Peru, Ica, South Coast
Height x width: 20 7/8 x 12 in. (53 x 30.5 cm)
Medium or Technique
Wool interlocked tapestry weave with underfloated wefts; plain weave
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Two red, blue and pink tapestry woven rectangles within stripes of light, medium and dark brown plain weave (dark stripes have decayed). Tapestry and plain weave on same warp. Combines three techniques 1) tapestry weaving in the patterned rectangles, 2) discontinuous and interlocking weft in the stripes, 3) “scaffolding” where on cord across center of fragment joines two halves that were probably woven separately.
Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, September 13, 1951.
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection