Fragment of a band

Probably Peruvian
Late Intermediate
A.D. 1000–1476

Object Place: Peru, Probably North Central Coast


Height x width: 15 3/16 x 1 3/8 in. (38.5 x 3.5 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool plain weave, slit tapestry

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Warp: white cotton, running from cotton cloth. 6 to cm. Weft: wool. Design: conventionalized angular human figures woven with blue, yellow, brown green, and neutral violet wool, on a pinkish violet ground. At one end the tapestry is divided in two separate tabs with knotted ends with reddish wool tassel on one.


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

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund