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Border fragment

Early Intermediate, Phase 1–2, Paracas–Nasca tra
0–A.D. 200

Object Place: South Coast, Peru


Height x width (a): 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (11.5 x 11.5 cm) Height x width (b): 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (11.5 x 11.5 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave with stem-stitch embroidery

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Ground: reddish wool, completely covered by embroidery. Design: worked with wool, two birds with out-stretched wings on a green background. The outer colors are crimson, dark blue, light green, yellow and cream white. Short fringe on same colors at each end.


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