Cap embroidered with brown wool and gilt-metallic yarn in floral, animal, and geometric motifs.
Collected by Benn Weisser-Varron in Peru during the 1960s; Purchased at Equator Gallery, Boston, by the MFA, December 18, 2002
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection, by exchange
Peruvian, 18th century
Overall (measured flat): 78.7 x 20 cm (31 x 7 7/8 in.) Other (cap height without lappets): 10.8 cm (4 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen plain weave embroidered with wool and metallic threads