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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.

Provenance

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

30.253

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool slit tapestry; fringe

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Personal accessories