Border fragment

Paracas
Early Horizon
200 B.C.–0


Object Place: Peru, South Coast

Dimensions

240 x 14 cm (94 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

31.901

Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave with stem-stitch embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: very brittle cloth. Design: vertical row of owl-like birds worked with wool. The ground is worked solidly in pink, the birds in green, dark blue, and yellow. A fringe edges two ends and one side.

Provenance

MFA purchase from G. R. Schmidt, Anglo-South American Trust Co., 49 Broadway, New York, New York, October 15, 1931

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund