Strap end

Probably Late Intermediate
A.D. 1000–1476

Object Place: Peru, Central Coast


Height x width: 26 3/8 x 8 11/16 in. (67 x 22 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool plain weave, slit tapestry with eccentric wefts

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Scarf of coarse loosely woven cotton cloth with warps in twos, threes, and fours; wefts paired and twisted. Tapestry panel at end. Warp: cotton running from cotton cloth, 4 to cm. Weft: wool. Design: diagonal interlocking saw-tooth bands woven with crimson, yellow, grayish lavender, black and pink wool, with four tabs below with conventionalized bird motives woven with the same colors. The cotton cloth is stained and worn, the tapestry worn, remains of wool fringe across end.


MFA purchase from Mr. Walter Wyman, 44 West 44th Street, New York, New York, June 5, 1924

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund