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Complete wool poncho woven in tapestry technique; checkerboard design of black and white squares with deep stepped yoke of dark red; edges finished with embroidery in red, yellow, and black wool.

Provenance

Purchased by MFA from Mr. Roland Terry, 9800 Bayard Avenue, Seattle, Washington, June 12, 1947.

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund

Inca, Peruvian, Late Horizon, 1476–1534

Object Place

Peru

Dimensions

84.5 x 78 cm (33 1/4 x 30 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

47.1097

Medium or Technique

Wool interlocked tapestry; cross-knit loop-stitch embroidery (over hem); figure-8-stitch embroidery (over side seams); running-stitch embroidery (above hem)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes