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Tapestry: Cover

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Warp: cotton. Weft: wool. Design: main field blue covered by crimson lattice with conventional designs in the square reminiscent of early Nazca and Tiwanaku (Tiahuanaco) motives; ground of main border dark red, with animals (viscachas?) and birds in conventionalized foliage, inner and outer...

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Provenance

Gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA, February 11, 1904.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Peruvian, Colonial, late 16th century or later

Object Place

Peru

Dimensions

Overall: 256.2 x 200.3 cm (100 7/8 x 78 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

04.123

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool interlocked and dovetail tapestry with eccentric welts

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles