Fragment of a garment

Late Intermediate Period
A.D. 1000–1476

Object Place: Peru


Height x width: 20 11/16 x 7 7/8 in. (52.5 x 20 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool double cloth (center), plain weave and complementary weft weave with outlining and discontinuous weft substitution (ends)

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



The central part has woolen warps which interlock with cotton warps of end borders. This part is woven with crimson and dark neutral wool in a partial double cloth, in a fine indistinct design. Across each end brocaded bands with interlocking fret and animal motifs woven with crimson, white, neutral yellow, neutral green and dark neutral wool separated by bands of plain crimson wool, on cotton warp.


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

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund