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Warp brown cotton, weft wool, design of stylized human and bird figures, woven with several shades of yellow wool, pink, neutral green and white wool on crimson wool ground; badly stained with center almost entirely rotted away; warp fringe across upper end, short looped warp fringe at lower end.

Provenance

Purchased by MFA from A. V. Harringer, 2124 South Beverly Glen, Los Angeles, California, May 15, 1952.

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund

Chimu or Chimu-influenced, Late Intermediate, A.D. 1000–1476

Object Place

North-Central Coast, Peru

Dimensions

56 x 47 cm (22 1/16 x 18 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

52.484

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool slit tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes