Plaited head band 1935.32.0183

Braided headband

This band was braided with camelid fibre yarn in a diagonal check pattern, using diagonal interlacing and braiding combined.  Groups of eight different shades, comprising 40 ends each, were interlaced as for a repp.  Between these groups, yellow ends grouped in threes were incorporated to separate out the other colours and form a diagonal pattern.  All the ends are plied hard, which produces a dense, compact quality.

DATING AND ORIGIN

Paracas Necrópolis, Intermedio Temprano 2 (ca 100 CE – 200 CE)

Facts

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Size 360x5 cm
Item number 1935.32.0183
Tags
Category Band