Tapestry: Cover

Peruvian
Colonial
17th century or later


Object Place: Peru

Dimensions

224.3 x 199 cm (88 5/16 x 78 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

97.283

Medium or Technique

Cotton interlocked and dovetailed tapestry; woven fringe

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

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

Provenance

Collection Carlos Mexia; Collection John I. Maca; purchased by Denman Waldo Ross, Cambridge; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA, October 1, 1897.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection