Tunic

Inca, Peruvian
Late Horizon
1476–1534


Object Place: Peru

Dimensions

84.5 x 78 cm (33 1/4 x 30 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

47.1097

Medium or Technique

Wool interlocked tapestry; cross-knit loop-stitch embroidery (over hem); figure-8-stitch embroidery (over side seams); running-stitch embroidery (above hem)

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Complete wool poncho woven in tapestry technique; checkerboard design of black and white squares with deep stepped yoke of dark red; edges finished with embroidery in red, yellow, and black wool.

Provenance

1941/1942, probably acquired in South America by Roland Terry (b. 1917 - d. 2006), Seattle; 1947, sold by Roland Terry to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 12, 1947)

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund