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Ground: very brittle cloth. Design: vertical row of owl-like birds worked with wool. The ground is worked solidly in pink, the birds in green, dark blue, and yellow. A fringe edges two ends and one side.


MFA purchase from G. R. Schmidt, Anglo-South American Trust Co., 49 Broadway, New York, New York, October 15, 1931

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund

Paracas, Early Horizon, 200 B.C.–0

Object Place

South Coast, Peru


240 x 14 cm (94 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave with stem-stitch embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts