Black mantle with border in middle 1935.32.0069
An anthropomorphic figure with a painted face, apparently wearing a short belted tunic, as well as headpiece, a feather headdress, round hair pendants, a necklace, bracelets and anklets. It is holding a fan in one hand and in the other a striped stave and an unidentified object. Twisted bands terminating in serpent heads emerge from its mouth and waist.
Material and technique
Embroidered with woollen yarn on plain-woven cotton fabric. The embroidery is in stem-stitch in colour-field style. The mantle is made up of two large pieces and a narrower one sewn together. Down the sides are points sewn in blanket stitch round a support thread. The border is sewn without a ground weave.
Dating and origin
Paracas Necropolis, Intermedio Temprano 2 (c. 100 AD – 200 AD)
|Tags||Face Mask, Anthropomorphic, Colour-field style, Stave|