1935.32.0199a-b_klipp

Bird border

A bird with its neck bent and one leg stretched up towards its beak. Each bird occupies a separate square

1935.32.0197_klipp

Border with fringe

An anthropomorphic figure dressed in tunic, leggings and anklets, with a feather headdress and a face mask. Serpentine bands emerge

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Border with two figures together

This border is unusual among Paracas textiles in having a motif of two figures facing each other. Otherwise anthropomorphic figures


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Border with pampas cats

Eight felines, probably pampas cats (Oncifelus colocolo or Leopardus colocolo) are depicted on the border. There are trophy heads on

1935.32.0077_klipp

Witch border

A figure resembling a fish, holding a trophy head in its hands. This motif occurs in four different reiterated colour


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Border with long fringe

Anthropomorphic figure with a smaller figure inside it. Trophy bodies, heart-shaped faces (possibly trophy heads) and feline animals are also

1935.32.0081_klipp

Trophy head border

An anthropomorphic figure, holding a knife in one hand. There are four trophy heads by the figure’s head, one at

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Border with double fringes

Anthropomorphic figure, viewed frontally. The figure has a large headdress with a similar but inverted figure in the middle. Long


1935.32.0129_klipp

Condor border

A bird, wings uplifted, viewed from one side. It has a comb and a white ruff like the male Peruvian

1935.32.0079_klipp

Unfinished border

The unfinished state of this border enables one to see how textile work could proceed. First the outlines of each

1935.32.0203_klipp

Purple border

See motif description for turban/mantle 1935.32.0184 in the same showcase. Material and technique Embroidered with woollen yarn on plain-woven cotton