Mantle fragment

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

Object Place: Peru, Paracas, South Coast


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave with stem-stitch embroidery

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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.


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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection