Mantle fragment

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


Object Place: Peru, Paracas, South Coast

Dimensions

65 x 240 cm (25 9/16 x 94 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.2562

Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave with stem-stitch embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ground: Dark blue wool. Design: border on one edge worked with wool in crewel stitch, decorated with interlocking figures with a head at end. The ground of the border is worked solidly with pink, the other colors are yellow, purple, dark green, and deep pink. Fringe of short cords from narrow embroidered (needle-coiling) band.

Provenance

Lent by Denman Waldo Ross, April 1, 1920; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA, 1921

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection