Loosely woven dark brown wool, with design of rectangles embroidered with abstract interlocking birds heads with blue, yellow, and pink wool, braided fringe across bottom, of wool in same colors.
Purchased by MFA from A. V. Harringer, 2124 South Beverly Glen, Los Angeles, California, May 15, 1952.
Samuel Putnam Avery Fund
Nasca, Early Intermediate Period, Phase 9, about A.D. 500
South Coast, Peru
Overall: 54.6 x 20.3cm (21 1/2 x 8in.) Other (Curatorial): 54.6 x 20.3cm (21 1/2 x 8in.)
Medium or Technique
Wool plain weave ground cloth with embroidery in running stitch; plaited fringe; needle-knit edging