Red cat border 1935.32.0177

MOTIF DESCRIPTION

Patterning based on cats.

MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUE

Ground weave:  warp and weft, yellow cotton.  Embroidery:  camelid fibre in yellow, red, green, dark blue and another red.  Technique:  embroidered in linear style.  The border itself was embroidered on a separate piece of cloth.  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 a buttonhole type stitch and cross-knit loop stitch.

DATING AND ORIGIN

Intermedio Temprano 1?, Paracas Necrópolis

Facts

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Size 272 x 50 cm
Item number 1935.32.0177
Tags
Category Border, Mantle