Red plaited head band 1935.32.0097

This band is a combination of diagonally woven and plaited woollen yarn. The motif at the ends of the band is a bird with wings outstretched and two heads. There are also five tassels, like fingers, decorated with smaller figures.

Material and technique

Woollen yarn. The red threads are plaited in plain weave, the black ones in repp. Strands of hair are plaited in at 3-4 points. The bird and the motifs on the “fingers” are sewn in loop stitch.

Dating and origin

Paracas Necropolis, Horizonte Temprano 10 (c. 100 BC – 0)


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Size 700x5 cm
Item number 1935.32.0097
Category Band