Large yellow tunic with fringes 1935.32.0065

The motif is hard to make out, so much of the embroidery having eroded away. What is left looks like an insect but may originally have been part of a larger figure. The Museum collection also includes an embroidery with a “double face” (see detail picture, item no, 1935.32.0082), parts of which resemble this motif.

Material and technique

Material and technique: Embroidered in woollen yarn on plain-woven cotton fabric. The embroidery is in stem-stitch in linear style. The tunic is made up of six weaves: two for the tunic and two each for the front and back fringes. The woven fringes are 1.5 cm wide.

Dating and origin

Paracas Necropolis, Horizonte Temprano 10 -10A (c. 100 BC – 0)


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Size 110x130 cm
Item number 1935.32.0065
Category Tunic