Small white mantle with birds 1935.32.0192

Birds with a long, slim body and tail, a hooked tuft on the head and a large beak
. Their heads all point in the same direction, but the bodies are alternately reversed.

Material and technique

Embroidered in woollen yarn on plain-woven woollen fabric. The middle fabric is woollen, plain-woven and with a selvedge on all four sides
. The embroidery is in stem-stitch in colour-field style.

Dating and origin

Paracas Necropolis, Intermedio Temprano 1B-2 (c. 100 BC – 200 AD)


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Size 43x38 cm
Item number 1935.32.0192
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Category Mantle