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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.


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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool slit tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts