Tunic fragment

Wari
Middle Horizon
A.D. 500–800


Object Place: Peru, Probably South Coast

Dimensions

Height x width: 8 11/16 x 21 1/16 in. (22 x 53.5 cm)

Accession Number

21.2566

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool interlocked tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Warp: neutral brown cotton. Weft: wool, 29 to 36 to cm. Design: geometric motifs, human hands and puma heads in geometric compartments on different colored grounds. The colors are neutral yellow, crimson, neutral violet, pinkish violet, bluish green, dark brown and cream white.

Provenance

Lent by Denman Waldo Ross, April 1, 1920; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA, 1921

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection