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Ground: dark brown cotton cloth into which tapestry is woven. Warp: brown cotton (paired or tripled as foundation for tapestry). Weft: (brown cotton in cloth) wool, 20 to 30 per cm. Design: band with conventionalized flying birds woven with blue, crimson, neutral violet, dark brown, and...

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Gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA, 1910

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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

Object Place

Central Coast, Peru


Height x width: 7 5/16 x 26 in. (18.5 x 66 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton slit tapestry; complimentary weft


Textiles and Fashion Arts