Tunic with woven slits 1935.32.0124b

MOTIF DESCRIPTION

Ground weave:  the whole of the cloth is patterned with woven kelim type slits.  Borders:  a simple representation of a double-headed eagle, in various sizes and within each other.  Small cats fill the gaps between.

MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUE

The tunic is made of two cloths sewn together, with an opening left for the neck.  Ground:  warp and weft in black camelid fibre.  Technique:  plain weave, with kelim type slits forming a pattern.  Borders:  camelid fibre warp in red, yellow and black;  weft in red camelid fibre.  Technique:  repp, with dyed ends shifted sideways as necessary for the pattern.

DATING AND ORIGIN

Horizonte Temprano 1 – Paracas Necrópolis (Stone Miller, 1992:  71-72)

Facts

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Size 70 x 85 cm
Item number 1935.32.0124b
Tags
Category Tunic