Early Intermediate, Phase 1
Object Place: Peru, Paracas, South Coast
134.6 x 255.3 cm (53 x 100 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Wool plain weave with stem-stitch embroidery
Ancient South America Gallery (Gallery LG33)
Ground: deep purple woolen cloth. Design: rectangles containing conventionalized human figures each bearing a staff, arranged checker-board fashion, worked solidly in crewel stitch with wool. The ground of the embroidered rectangles is crimson, the figures neutral blues and greens, neutral yellows, light blue, pink and a little white. Along one side the remains of an embroidered border with similar figures on a crimson ground.
Gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA, 1916.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection