Border fragment

Paracas
Early Horizon
200 B.C.–0


Object Place: Peru, South Coast

Dimensions

124 x 17.5 cm (48 13/16 x 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

31.900

Medium or Technique

Plain weave with stem-stitch embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: very brittle cloth. Design: vertical row of winged figures, apparently with heads inverted, and decorated with trophy heads, worked with wool in crewel stitch. The ground is worked solidly in dark blue, the figures in green, yellow, and red. A fringe edges one side.

Provenance

1931, sold by Guillermo R. Schmidt-Pizarro (b. about 1881 - d. about 1960), Anglo-South American Trust Co., New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 15, 1931)

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund