Mantle

Peruvian (Paracas)
Early Intermediate, Phase 2
A.D. 100–200


Object Place: Peru, Paracas, South Coast

Dimensions

92.7 x 246.2 cm (36 1/2 x 96 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

16.31

Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave with stem-stitch embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ground: golden brown woolen cloth. Design of elaborately conventionalized shark impersonators with fishlike headdresses, trophy heads, protruding tongues, etc, worked solidly in crewel stitch with wool. The colors are: dark and light blue, yellow, orange, crimson pink, green and white. The figures are arranged in horizontal bands, those in each corner, on rectangles with ground worked solidly in dark green.

Provenance

Gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA, 1916.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection