Fragment of bird turban 1935.32.0190
Textile returned by Gothenburg City to the Museo Nacional de Arqueologia, Antropologia e Historia and the Ministry of Culture in Peru on 18 June 2014
The pattern is based on a bird, the condor, with wings outstretched, legs back and the head turned to one side. Each motif is contained in a square, repeated in rows. Birds with the same colourways have been placed in diagonals, but turned to the right or left along the length of the textile. Cf. 1935.32.0188.
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUE
Ground weave: warp and weft, dark green cotton. Embroidery: camelid fibre in pink-red, pink, purple, yellowish green, yellow, whitish yellow, blue, light blue, white + red, white, grey, brown and black. Technique: plain weave in one piece but cut on all sides. Embroidery in the so-called block colour style.
DATING AND ORIGIN
Intermedio Temprano 1B/2 – Paracas Necrópolis
|Size||180 x 70 cm|