Borders with human figure 1935.32.0181

MOTIF DESCRIPTION

The motif consists of a human figure with outstretched arms and legs and “snakes” issuing from the body in 5 places.  The figure has a headdress, a wing and a large mouth with hooks and ornamental protrusions.  All the motifs lie in the same direction, but turned alternately to the right or to the left.  The cross-knit loop stitch edging has an S patterning, with a little head at each end.  Cf. 1935.32.0196 a + b.

MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUE

Ground weave:  warp and weft, reddish brown cotton.  Embroidery:  camelid fibre in black, dark purple, purple, greyish blue, light blue, yellow, light yellow, red, pink, undyed white, grey and brown, red and white mixed.  Technique:  plain weave ground for the embroidery.  Embroidered in block colour style.  L-shaped borders were cut from a poncho and stitched to supporting fabric.  A 1 cm wide fringe was attached with 5 rows of cross-knit loop stitch.  The borders for the neck opening were also stitched onto supporting fabric.

DATING AND ORIGIN

Intermedio Temprano 1B/2 – Paracas Necrópolis

Facts

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Size 70 x 65 cm
Item number 1935.32.0181
Tags
Category Border, Poncho