Loincloth

Peruvian (Paracas)
Early Horizon-Early Intermediate Period
200 B.C.–A.D. 200


Object Place: Peru, Paracas, South Coast

Dimensions

120.4 x 74 cm (47 3/8 x 29 1/8 in.) Ties: approximately 51 x 5.5 cm (20 1/16 x 2 3/16 in.); 24 x 5.5 cm (9 7/16 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.2561

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool plain weave with stem-stitch embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ground: light neutral brown cotton. Design: narrow border on three sides worked with wool,decorated with conventionalized figures holding ceremonial staves, from which hang trophy heads. The ground of the border is green, the other colors are neutral yellows light and dark blue, pink, red, and cream white. Fringe of knotted cords on three sides.

Provenance

Lent by Denman Waldo Ross, April 1, 1920; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA, 1921

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection