Brown cotton core with tubular needlecoiled fabric of wool. Design: narrow band of crimson with birds worked in green, blue, yellow neutral violet and orange, from which hang bell-shaped flowers worked in the same colors. Very brittle, twisted colored fringe preserved in places.
Gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA, 1916.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection
Peruvian, Early Nasca, Early Intermediate Period, about 200
South Coast, Peru
Other (Height x width: part d): 5 x 15 cm (1 15/16 x 5 7/8 in.) Other (Height x width: part e): 8 x 9 cm (3 1/8 x 3 9/16 in.) Height x width: part c): 6 11/16 x 1 9/16 in. (17 x 4 cm)
Medium or Technique
Cotton and wool cross-knit looping