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)


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Size 72x60 cm
Item number 1935.32.0182
Category Poncho