Hummingbird tunic with fringes 1935.32.0085

Each border of this tunic contains a row of small birds on the wing
. They have long beaks and look like hummingbirds. All the birds in one row “fly” in the same direction, but those in the next border are turned in the opposite direction.

Material and technique

Embroidered in woollen yarn on plain-woven woollen fabric. The embroidery is in stem-stitch in colour-field style.

Dating and origin

Paracas Necropolis, Intermedio Temprano 1 (c
. 100 BC – 100 AD)


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Size 55 cm wide
Item number 1935.32.0085
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Category Tunic