User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Border fragment

Start collecting

Ground: very brittle cloth. Design: vertical row of owl-like birds worked with wool. The ground is worked solidly in pink, the birds in green, dark blue, and yellow. A fringe edges two ends and one side.

Provenance

MFA purchase from G. R. Schmidt, Anglo-South American Trust Co., 49 Broadway, New York, New York, October 15, 1931

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund

Paracas, Early Horizon, 200 B.C.–0

Object Place

South Coast, Peru

Dimensions

240 x 14 cm (94 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

31.901

Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave with stem-stitch embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles