Killer whale mantle 1935.32.0187

See motif description for mantle 1935.32.0186 in showcase 1. The figures are in separate squares, placed in rows but alternately facing right and left.

Material and technique

Embroidered with woollen yarn on a plain-woven woollen fabric. The mantle consists of two weaves sewn together. The embroidery is in stem-stitch in colour-field style. To one side of the embroidered corner squares are points sewn in blanket stitch over a support thread.

Dating and origin

Paracas Necropolis, Intermedio Temprano 2 (c. 100 AD – 200 AD).


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Size 260x110 cm
Item number 1935.32.0187
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Category Mantle