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Warp: cotton (several strands), 4 to cm. Weft: wool. Design: highly conventionalized human and vegetal motifs; woven with red, blue, green, and yellow, outlined with black, on a yellow ground. The ribbing is very coarse. A red fringe is worked across bottom. The warp is brittle.


Gift of Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA, 1930

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Jackson Holmes

Nasca, Early Middle Horizon, about A.D. 500–600

Object Place

South Coast, Peru


Height x width: 14 9/16 x 7 5/16 in. (37 x 18.5 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool slit tapestry; fringe


Textiles and Fashion Arts


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