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Paired step-block units create squares in following color combinations; light blue/brown, yellow/dark blue, green/red. Tie-dye designs of diamonds and striped in natural, red, yellow. Selvedges and fringe intact.


By 1957: Collection François Piraud. Purchased by MFA from Mr. F. Piraud, Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, Via della Terme di Caracalla, Rome, Italy, June 15, 1983.

Credit Line

Textile Fund and Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Wari, Middle Horizon period, A.D. 700–900

Object Place

Nasca area, South Coast, Peru


114 x 187 cm (44 7/8 x 73 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool [camelid] plain weave with discontinuous warps and wefts, disassembled, tie-dyed, and reassembled


Textiles and Fashion Arts