Loincloth with rhomb pattern 1932.16.0143
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
|Size||57 x 100 cm|