Poncho

Paracas
Early Intermediate, Phases 1-2
0–A.D. 200


Object Place: Peru, South Coast

Dimensions

Height x width: 21 5/8 x 15 3/8 in. (55 x 39 cm)

Accession Number

31.498

Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave with stem-stitch embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Rectangular collar (esclavina). Ground: dark blue wool. Design: narrow band bordering rectangle and two sides of slit for head, worked with wool in crewel stitch, decorated with birds. The ground of the border is deep pink, the other colors are yellow, blue, green, and white. Edged with a short wool fringe of the same colors.

Provenance

1931, sold by Jules C. Harris, New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: July 16, 1931)

Credit Line

Mary Woodman Fund