Early Horizon-Early Intermediate Period
100 B.C.–A.D. 100
Object Place: South Coast, Peru
27.5 x 23 cm (10 13/16 x 9 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Wool plain weave with stem-stitch embroidery
Not On View
Brown woolen cloth covered with stem and darning stitches worked with red, green, yellow, brown and bluish-black wool yarns. Shows two stylized human figures, one above the other, each holding a head in one hand. Smaller figures appear at the side of the field and also in a narrow border running along one long side. A long fringe made of yarns similar to those used for the needlework hands from other long side. A few small holes and discolorations. Three sides cut.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Nasli Heeramaneck to MFA, January 11, 1967.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Nasli Heeramaneck