Fragment of a tunic

Peruvian (Chimu)
Late Horizon or Early Colonial
A.D. 1476–1600 (?)


Object Place: North Coast, Peru

Dimensions

58 x 61 cm (22 13/16 x 24 in.)

Accession Number

30.242

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool; top cloth: plain weave with supplementary weft; lining: plain weave and cotton padding

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Two thicknesses of light cotton cloth, padded with raw brown cotton. Design: two conventionalized human figures, wearing flaring headdresses, woven with crimson, yellow, grayish brown, light brown and violet wool, and a little light cotton.

Provenance

Gift of Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA, 1930

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Jackson Holmes