Fish poncho 1935.32.0182
A creature resembling a fish but with a human-looking arm. The figure is embroidered in rows on the border and in squares on the rest of the poncho, which has motifs the same colour in diagonal rows
. The poncho matches the turban item no. 1935.32.0191 in the same showcase.
Material and technique
Embroidered with woollen yarn on plain-woven fabric
. The embroidery is stem-stitch in linear style . The borders are woven in cotton and the poncho itself with woollen yarn.
Dating and origin
Paracas Necropolis, Intermedio Temprano 1B (c. 100 BC – 100 AD)