Bird border 1935.32.0199a-b

A bird with its neck bent and one leg stretched up towards its beak. Each bird occupies a separate square and the birds are all turned in the same direction but with their heads alternately facing right and left. The squares have different combinations of colours, except for the three sewn onto one end of the border.

Material and technique

Embroidered with woollen yarn on plain-woven cotton fabric. The border is in two pieces, joined together. Its 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 175x10 cm
Item number 1935.32.0199a-b
Category Border