Object Place: Peru, Central Coast
142 x 239 cm (55 7/8 x 94 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Cotton plain weave panels sewn together, tie-dyed and painted
Not On View
Hanging made up of three loom widths sewn together. Fine yarns loosely woven in plain weave. Main design painted in thick black lines on a red-brown ground. Design shows square panels, four lengthwise and two and a half on the width. Within each panel is a comosite creature with a fish-like body and tail, human head, and four serpent-like appendages, and other small animals. Tie dyed circles used as fillers in animals and borders.
Purchased by MFA from Andre Emmerich, Inc., 41 East 57th Street, New York, New York, January 14, 1970.
Textile Income Purchase Fund