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Fragment, one side selvedge present. Brown cotton ground, pink, red, yellow, ochre, and black wool brocading yarns. Brocading wefts turn at edges of the motifs. Design of interlocking step frets on a diagonal. Vertical tear near one edge.

Provenance

Gift of Landon T. Clay to MFA, September 23, 1969.

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay

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

Object Place

Central Coast, Peru

Dimensions

39 x 23.2 cm (15 3/8 x 9 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

69.1079

Medium or Technique

Wool and cotton plain weave with supplimentary wefts

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles