Early Intermediate, Phase 2
Object Place: Peru, Paracas, South Coast
92.7 x 246.2 cm (36 1/2 x 96 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Wool plain weave with stem-stitch embroidery
Not On View
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.
Gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA, 1916.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection