Border with fringe 1935.32.0197

An anthropomorphic figure dressed in tunic, leggings and anklets, with a feather headdress and a face mask. Serpentine bands emerge from the tunic and mouth. In its hand the figure holds an unidentified object. The feet are non-human, i.e. they each have a toe pointing in the opposite direction to the others.

All the figures have their heads pointing in the same direction, but are otherwise alternately turned to the right and left.

Material and technique

Embroidered with woollen yarn on plain-woven cotton fabric. The embroidery is in stem-stitch in colour-field style.

Dating and origin

Paracas Necropolis, Intermedio Temprano 1B-2 (c. 100 BC – 200 AD)


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Size 285x14 cm
Item number 1935.32.0197
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Category Border