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Ground: very brittle cloth. Design: vertical row of winged figures, apparently with heads inverted, and decorated with trophy heads, worked with wool in crewel stitch. The ground is worked solidly in dark blue, the figures in green, yellow, and red. A fringe edges 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


124 x 17.5 cm (48 13/16 x 6 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Plain weave with stem-stitch embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts