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

MOTIF DESCRIPTION

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

Facts

Fakta om föremålet
Size 180 x 70 cm
Item number 1935.32.0190
Tags
Category Turban