Border with pampas cats 1935.32.0080

Eight felines, probably pampas cats (Oncifelus colocolo or Leopardus colocolo) are depicted on the border. There are trophy heads on the upper part of the cats’ bodies and human face on each paw. All the cats have their heads turned in the same direction, but alternate cats are inverted.

Material and technique

Embroidered with woollen yarn on plain-woven woollen fabric
. The embroidery is in stem-stitch in colour-field style.

Dating and origin

Paracas Necropolis, Intermedio Temprano 1B-2 (c. 100 BC – 200 AD)


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Size 190x16 cm
Item number 1935.32.0080
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Category Border