Border fragment

Paracas
Early Horizon-Early Intermediate Period
100 B.C.–A.D. 100


Object Place: South Coast, Peru

Dimensions

106.5 x 7.9 cm (41 15/16 x 3 1/8 in.) (detail shown)

Accession Number

31.659

Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave with stem-stitch embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Design: worked with wool, interlocking saw-toothed, s-shaped frets decorated with conventionalized animals or human heads along each side small angular pumas each enclosing a smaller puma. The ground of border is pink, the other colors are green, blue and yellow.

Provenance

Gift of Mr.and Mrs. Samuel Cabot to MFA, 1931

Credit Line

Gift of Mr.and Mrs. Samuel Cabot