Border with fringes 1935.32.0202
An anthropomorphic figure with its head tilted backwards, causing it to look upside down. The figure is dressed in a tunic and leggings and has a headdress, hair pendants, bracelets and anklets. The feet are not anthropomorphic, because each has one toe pointing in the opposite direction to the others. A figure having both anthropomorphic and avian features emerges from the mouth. There are several serpentine bands emerging from the large figure.
Material and technique
Embroidered with woollen yarn on plain-woven woollen fabric. The embroidery is in stem-stitch in colour-field style. The square for each pattern figure is tasselled.
Dating and origin
Paracas Necropolis, Intermedio Temprano 1B-2 (c. 100 BC – 200 AD)
|Tags||Anthropomorphic, Colour-field style, Non-human feet|