Fish mantle 1935.32.0206


The motif consists of a “fish”, cf. 1935.32.182 and 1935.32.191.  There is a wide border running down one long side.  A larger fish motif within a quadrilateral is placed at each corner of the mantle, which is otherwise checked all over with quadrilaterals, each containing a smaller fish motif.  The lengthways running rows have fish turned either to the right or left in alternate rows


The mantle is sewn together from two pieces of woven cloth, one of cotton for the long border and the other of camelid fibre for the mantle.  Mantle ground weave:  warp and weft in camelid fibre.  Red border ground weave:  warp and weft in brown cotton.  Technique:  embroidery in linear style.  The embroidery yarn is the same both for the mantle proper as well as the attached border:  both cloths are in plain weave.  The mantle has short and long black fringes:  a long fringe is attached where there is embroidery and a short fringe to the other edges.  The long fringing is secured with 3 rows of cross-knit loop stitch, while the short fringing is attached direct.


Intermedio Temprano 1B – Paracas Necrópolis


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Size 325 x 145 cm
Item number 1935.32.0206
Category Border, Mantle