Red eagle border 1935.32.0176

MOTIF DESCRIPTION

The motif consists of a double eagle, the two heads turned out with long, straight teeth.  This motif is repeated within itself and inverted many times.  Any gaps are filled with little cats.

MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUE

Ground weave:  warp and weft, yellow cotton.  Embroidery:  camelid fibre in yellow, red, green, red, black (corroded).  Technique:  plain weave cloth, the border itself embroidered onto separate fabric.  The little, narrow border and the two corners were embroidered onto the mantle cloth and cut off from the mantle.  The fringe was attached with cross-knit loop stitch.

DATING AND ORIGIN

Horizonte Temprano ? – Paracas Necrópolis

Facts

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Size 300 x 45 cm
Item number 1935.32.0176
Tags
Category Border