Tunic fragment

Wari
Middle Horizon
A.D. 500–800


Object Place: Peru, Probably South Coast

Dimensions

Height x width: 15 15/16 x 19 7/8 in. (40.5 x 50.5 cm)

Accession Number

31.705

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool interlocked tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Warp: white cotton, 12 to cm. Weft: wool. Design: sections of human and animal forms, highly conventionalized and set together to form a mosaic of yellow, brown, pink, deep pink, light and dark blue, green black and white. Along one side there is a band of plain yellow wool, with a small portion edged with corded selvedge.

Provenance

1931, sold by Guillermo R. Schmidt-Pizarro (b. about 1881 - d. about 1960), Anglo-South American Trust Co., New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 3, 1931)

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund