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