Black cat poncho 1935.32.0133
The motif is of a creature with a long tail that passes in wave formation round the whole body. Dangling from the mouth is a similar, smaller face. The figures lie either turned in towards the garment proper or towards the outer edges. The motif was used for the borders round the poncho and the neck opening. Inside this wide border is a smaller one with little figures all turned towards the poncho proper. Similar figures lie scattered over the rest of the cloth, somewhat larger than those in the little border.
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUE
Ground weave: warp and weft in dark blue cotton. Embroidery: camelid fibre in red, dark blue, yellow and green. Technique: plain weave cloth in one piece, with the neck opening woven as for a kelim slit. Embroidery: broad line style. A fringe in the same shades runs round the outer embroidered part of the poncho, attached with patterned cross-knit loop stitch.
DATING AND ORIGIN
Intermedio Temprano – Paracas Necrópolis
|Size||75 x 60 cm|