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Cotton warp, wool weft. Design of two rows of stripes alternating with two different areas of geometric designs. Larger area has six complete and two incomplete squares depicting stylized double-headed birds in reds, yellows, blues.

Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, September 13, 1951.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Peruvian (Ica), Late Intermediate, A.D. 1000–1476

Object Place

South or Central Coast, Peru

Dimensions

48.5 x 59 cm (19 1/8 x 23 1/4 in.) (detail shown)

Accession Number

51.2455

Medium or Technique

Wool and cotton interlocked tapestry with underfloated wefts

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles