Turban

Paracas
Early Horizon-Early Intermediate Period
100 B.C.–A.D. 100


Object Place: Peru, South Coast

Dimensions

40.5 x 272.5 cm (15 15/16 x 107 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

31.499

Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave with stem-stitch embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ground: pale brown wool. Design: narrow border worked with wool in crewel stitch, decorated with very much conventionalized human or animal figures, ornamented with and surrounded by, small animals and birds. The ground of the border is pink, the other colors are blue, green and yellow.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Mary Woodman Fund