Border for a miniature garment

Paracas
Early Horizon, Phase 10
100 B.C.–0


Object Place: Paracas, South Coast, Peru

Dimensions

Height x width: 10 13/16 x 10 1/4 in. (27.5 x 26 cm)

Accession Number

31.698

Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave with stem-stitch embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Border of small rectangle, from which center has been cut out. Ground: brilliant red wool closely covered by embroidery. Design: worked with wool, narrow band of conventionalized animals, possibly monkeys, on dark green ground. The animals are worked with yellow, reddish violet and dark blue wool.

Provenance

MFA purchase from G. R. Schmidt, Anglo-South American Trust Co., 49 Broadway, New York, New York, September 3, 1931

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund