Mantle

Peruvian (provincial Inca)
Probably Late Horizon
A.D. 1400–1550


Object Place: Peru, South Coast

Dimensions

219 x 207.5 cm (86 1/4 x 81 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

62.1180

Medium or Technique

Camelid interlocked tapestry; complementary weft weave with outlining and weft substitution

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Camelid warp, polychrome camelidl weft. Geometric design of stars in squares. Bands of stylized feline motifs. Bright red, green, blue, yellow and white. Pattern reverses so that when worn folded, the pattern has proper orientation. Very short warp fringe on ends. Good condition although worn more on one side that the other.

Provenance

By 1960, John Wise, Ltd., New York; 1962, sold by John Wise to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 10, 1962)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by the Class of the Museum