Loincloth with rhomb pattern 1932.16.0143

MOTIF DESCRIPTION

The geometric pattern figure consists of a rhomb, with 2 arms at each corner, stitched in different colours and with black contouring, now largely corroded away. The borders on 3 sides are based on a rhomb with hooked extensions. The braided band has similar patterning.

MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUE

Ground: warp and weft in camelid fibre, red shade. Embroidery: camelid fibre, yellow, blue, black, red. Technique: ground in plain weave, embroidered with a form of darning stitch and borders with stepped double running stitch. The darning stitch is used for the border ends, finished over 12 cords worked in the same shades as for the embroidery, which are held together by one weft. These finish in loops of hard plied yarn, as a fringe.

DATING AND ORIGIN

Intermedio Temprano (ca 300-500 CE), Nasca

Facts

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Size 57 x 100 cm
Item number 1932.16.0143
Tags
Category Loincloth