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Ground: reddish wool, completely covered by embroidery. Design: worked with wool, two birds with out-stretched wings on a green background. The outer colors are crimson, dark blue, light green, yellow and cream white. Short fringe on same colors at each end.

Provenance

MFA purchase from G. R. Schmidt, Anglo-South American Trust Co., 49 Broadway, New York, New York, September 3, 1931

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Paracas/Nasca, Early Intermediate, Phase 1–2, Paracas–Nasca tra, 0–A.D. 200

Object Place

South Coast, Peru

Dimensions

Height x width (a): 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (11.5 x 11.5 cm) Height x width (b): 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (11.5 x 11.5 cm)

Accession Number

31.696a-b

Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave with stem-stitch embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles