Object Place: Peru, Central Coast
129.5 x 182.9 cm (51 x 72 in.) (detail shown)
Medium or Technique
Cotton plain weave and double cloth
Not On View
Bands of plain cotton and double cloth sewed together. Warp: brown, and white cotton. Design: broad stripes of alternating light and dark rectangles bearing diamond shaped four-headed birds enclosing conventionalized fish on which are smaller conventionalized birds; the same birds appear around the four-headed birds. The stripes are edged with a wave motif. The design is formed by the contrast of brown and white cloth.
Gift of Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA, 1930
Gift of Edward Jackson Holmes