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Fragment of border (two pieces sewed together). Warp: cotton, 7 to cm. Weft: wool. Design: interlocking angular bird's heads, in tawny yellow, black, and bluish black with pink outlines. Narrow pink, violet and tawny yellow stripes above and below. Yellow tab fringe tipped with dark brown....

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Provenance

Gift of Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA, 1930

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Jackson Holmes

Peruvian, Late Intermediate, A.D. 1000–1476

Object Place

Probably Central Coast, Peru

Dimensions

20.4 x 105.5 cm (8 1/16 x 41 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.260

Medium or Technique

Wool and cotton slit tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles