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Light brown cotton cloth, with all-over design of small lozenges each framing a conventionalized bird, woven with crimson wool. Alternate vertical rows of lozenges are woven with a crimson wool ground, the bird remaining in plain cloth. An ornamental rolled edge is embroidered or woven on one side.

Provenance

MFA purchase from G. R. Schmidt, Anglo-South American Trust Co., 49 Broadway, New York, New York, September 3, 1931

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Peruvian, Late Middle Horizon, A.D. 500–800

Object Place

South Coast, Peru

Dimensions

Height x width: 7 1/2 x 3 1/8 in. (19 x 8 cm)

Accession Number

31.708

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool plain weave with supplementary weft patterning

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles