Insect mantle 1935.32.0082

MOTIF DESCRIPTION

The pattern consists of large and small creatures with large heads, 2 big bent “horns” on each side and 2 wings on a wide body. Each figure is inverted and repeated within itself 3 times. The large figures follow on from each other right the way along the border. Inside this border is a narrow one, containing the same figures but all turned towards the border itself. Cf. 1935.32.0065.

MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUE

Ground: warp and weft in yellowish cotton. Embroidery: camelid fibre in yellow, red, a blackish shade and one thread which has completely corroded away. Technique: a variation of stem stitch on plain weave. Embroidered in linear style. Each side of the cloth is intact and all the selvages are preserved, while the cloth itself has ripped. Marks left by missing stitches are clearly visible.

DATING AND ORIGIN

Horizonte Temprano 10 – Paracas Necrópolis

Facts

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Size 175 x 72 cm
Item number 1935.32.0082
Tags
Category Mantle