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Ground: light neutral cotton cloth, into which tapestry is woven. Warp: cotton (paired as foundation for tapestry.) Weft: (cotton in cloth) wool, 28 to 32 per cm. Design: band with conventionalized birds, woven with neutral yellow, yellowish green, and dark neutral violet, and pale pink on a...

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Lent by Denman Waldo Ross, April 1, 1920; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA, 1921

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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

Object Place

Central Coast, Peru


Height x width: 11 x 18 5/16 in. (28 x 46.5 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool slit tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts