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Fragment of a tunic

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Two thicknesses of light cotton cloth, padded with raw brown cotton. Design: two conventionalized human figures, wearing flaring headdresses, woven with crimson, yellow, grayish brown, light brown and violet wool, and a little light cotton.


Gift of Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA, 1930

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Jackson Holmes

Peruvian (Chimu), Late Horizon or Early Colonial, A.D. 1476–1600 (?)

Object Place

North Coast, Peru


58 x 61 cm (22 13/16 x 24 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool; top cloth: plain weave with supplementary weft; lining: plain weave and cotton padding


Textiles and Fashion Arts