17th century or later
Object Place: Peru
224.3 x 199 cm (88 5/16 x 78 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Cotton interlocked and dovetailed tapestry; woven fringe
Not On View
Design: small inner field surrounded by four borders. The ground of the inner field is crimson, covered with a diamond lattice connected by open flowers. The outer border is crimson, with a scalloped edge, the interspaces neutral violet, the grounds of the other borders are blue, crimson and neutral violet, covered with conventionalized flowers and birds, with human figures in the inner border. Other colors include green, greenish-yellow, white and brown.
Undyed cotton warps with traces of undyed alpaca wool; dyed wool wefts
Collection Carlos Mexia; Collection John I. Maca; purchased by Denman Waldo Ross, Cambridge; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA, October 1, 1897.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection