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Warp: cotton, 11 to cm. Weft: wool, Design: interlocking saw-tooth motifs terminating in fish or bird heads, woven with pink, pinkish brown, crimson, green, bluish green, yellow and neutral brown wool. Part of the neutral brown wool has rotted away leaving the warp threads exposed.

Provenance

MFA purchase from Mr. Walter Wyman, 44 West 44th Street, New York, New York, June 5, 1924

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Probably Peruvian (Central Coast), Late Intermediate, A.D. 1000–1476

Object Place

Probably Central Coast, Peru

Dimensions

Height x width: 5 1/2 x 2 15/16 in. (14 x 7.5 cm)

Accession Number

24.281

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool slit tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles