User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Tapestry: Cover

Start collecting

Cotton warp, wool wefts. The field shows a latticework formed of ribbons tied in pairs at their tangent points, against a pinkish red ground. Each compartment contains a motif showing stylized leaf or flower forms. The border shows an undulating leafy vine in which birds and footed urns appear....

Show Full Description


Previously in the Benguiat Collection (sale AAA, April 10-12, 1924, Lot 626). Collection Museum of the American Indian, New York. Exchanged. Purchased from John Wise, Ltd., 15 East 69th Street, New York, New York, with the Charles Potter Kling Fund, January 11, 1967.

Credit Line

Charles Potter Kling Fund

Peruvian, Colonial, Late 16th–17th century or later

Object Place



238.5 x 216 cm (93 7/8 x 85 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool interlocked and dovetailed tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts