Border fragment

Peruvian (Paracas)
Early Intermediate Period
0–A.D. 200


Object Place: Peru, Paracas, South Coast

Dimensions

34.5 x 6.5 cm (13 9/16 x 2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

16.36

Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave with stem-stitch embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: golden brown woolen cloth, almost entirely covered with embroidery. Design: highly conventionalized bodiless human figures holding trophy heads aloft worked solidly with wool. The background is embroidered in sections with stepped diagonal edges, olive green, pink, reddish violet, and neutral yellow. The colors in the figures are dark bluish violet, crimson, pink, brown, yellow, green and blue.

Provenance

Gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA, 1916.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection