Headband with fingers 1935.32.0201

MOTIF DESCRIPTION

The pattern consists of large overlapping S-shapes.  These have a feline-like head at each end.  Both ends of the band finish in four thick cords, which look like fingers.  The patterning on the fingers is based on smaller S-shapes, in reverse positioning to that of the S-shapes on the band.

MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUE

The headband has been stitched in camelid fibre yarn, without any supporting framework.  Padding has been used for the “fingers” and “palm”, but not in the band itself.  The embroidery is in linear style, worked with cross-knit loop stitch.

DATING AND ORIGIN

Paracas Necrópolis, Intermedio Temprano 1 (ca 100 BCE – 100 CE)

Facts

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Size 650x5 cm
Item number 1935.32.0201
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Category Band