Yellow tunic 1935.32.0134

MOTIF DESCRIPTION

The border patterning is based on the same S-shape as is dispersed over the remaining surface, but on the borders the diagonal lines of close-lying S-shapes are also organized by colour.

MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUE

Ground weave: warp and weft in yellowish cotton. Embroidery: camelid fibre in red, undyed light beige, blackish green and black. Technique: plain weave cloth, woven in one piece, with the neck opening woven as for a kelim slit. The outer edges were embroidered with rows of cross-knit loop stitch, as were the side seams. There are L-shaped borders on the outer edges and borders running straight over the shoulders and round the whole of the neck opening.

DATING AND ORIGIN

Paracas Necrópolis

Facts

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Size 46 x 54 cm
Item number 1935.32.0134
Tags
Category Tunic