Peruvian, Late 16th Century – This graphic early 16th century textile from Peru depicts a marvelous series of bold counter-change motifs arranged in an inventive allover pattern. Crenellated bands with sharp right-angle corners run the length of the field creating a compartmental series of cruciform motifs that are filled with warm russet brown segments and wenge brown motifs that are set around a series of patterned quadrilaterals. Crisp white angular S-motifs decorated with spiraling emblems embellish the graphic polychromatic blocks creating a lively secondary pattern. The graphic combination of geometric motifs incorporates a chic range of warm earth-tone hues that form an outstanding counter-change-pattern. Colorful tassels complete the composition of this traditional yet pleasantly graphic 16th century textile from Peru.