About this artwork
The narrow border of this fragment is embroidered with stylized anthropomorphic or zoomorphic figures with appliquéd headdresses. The main panel was filled with large plant designs produced using a resist dyed technique. Unlike the motifs and contained within the border, the style and technique used to render these plants are not typical of the Lambayeque textile tradition, suggesting the innovation and skill of the artists who created this textile.
- Currently Off View
- Made 1000–1476
- Cotton, plain weave; resist dyed; edged with cotton and wool (camelid), slit tapestry weave with couched supplementary weft loop pile; appliquéd with cotton, slit tapestry weave with extended weft cut fringe; embroidered with cotton in interlaced running stitches
- 65.4 × 27 cm (25 3/4 × 10 5/8 in.)
- Kate S. Buckingham Endowment