Mantle

Peruvian (Paracas)
Early Intermediate, Phase 1
0–A.D. 100


Object Place: Peru, Paracas, South Coast

Dimensions

134.6 x 255.3 cm (53 x 100 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

16.32

Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave with stem-stitch embroidery

On View

Ancient South America Gallery (Gallery LG33)

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

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.

Provenance

Gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA, 1916.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection