Loincloth fragment

Peruvian, Chancay Period
Late Intermediate Period
A.D. 1000–1476

Object Place: Peru, Central Coast


Overall: 45 x 32 cm (17 11/16 x 12 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton slit tapestry weave

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Warp: cotton. Weft: wool and cotton. Design: step-sided zig-zag vertical stripes, ornamented with T-shaped, and fret motives, woven with dark reddish brown, white (cotton), olive drab, reddish purple, browninsh black, yellow and deep pink, partly outlined by long slits. Border across bottom with conventionalized human figures between narrow bands of an interlocking, curvilinear fret, woven with same colors. Heavy neutral yellow fringe across bottom.


Gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA, 1910

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection