Fragment of border 1935.32.0204

MOTIF DESCRIPTION

The pattern figure is a monkey wearing garments:  the tunic goes down round part of the tail.  The figure has a huge sun-shaped headdress, with a snake coming out of the mouth and another from the belly.  A curved form is held in one hand.  The figures lie in the same direction lengthways, but turned alternately to the right and left and in different colour combinations.  There are 13 figures in all = just under 2 repeats of 7 figures.

MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUE

Ground weave:  warp and weft in brown cotton.  Embroidery:  camelid fibre in black, dark green, red, pink, purple, dark red, mid-blue, light blue, light yellow, yellowish white, yellow, grey, white, red + brown, red + yellow, pink + black, black + white, purple + white and black which has completely corroded.  Technique:  block colour style embroidery on plain weave cloth.  Fringe made on two support threads and attached with 3 rows of cross-knit loop stitch.

DATING AND ORIGIN

Intermedio Temprano 2 – Paracas Necrópolis

Facts

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Size 285 x 14 cm
Item number 1935.32.0204
Tags
Category Border