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

Object Place: Peru, Paracas, South Coast


131.5 x 86 cm (51 3/4 x 33 7/8 in.) Ties: approximately 88 x 5 cm (34 5/8 x 1 15/16 in.); 91 x 5 (13 13/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool plain weave with stem stitch embroidery

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Ground: light neutral brown cotton. Design: narrow border on three sides worked with wool, decorated with conventionalized human figures, heads thrown back or falling head foremost through space. The ground of the border is worked solidly with dark blue, the other colors are dark green, red, pink, purple, neutral yellows and cream white. Fringe of knotted cords on three sides.


Gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA, 1921

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection