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Design: worked with wool, interlocking saw-toothed, s-shaped frets decorated with conventionalized animals or human heads along each side small angular pumas each enclosing a smaller puma. The ground of border is pink, the other colors are green, blue and yellow.


Gift of Mr.and Mrs. Samuel Cabot to MFA, 1931

Credit Line

Gift of Mr.and Mrs. Samuel Cabot

Paracas, Early Horizon-Early Intermediate Period, 100 B.C.–A.D. 100

Object Place

South Coast, Peru


106.5 x 7.9 cm (41 15/16 x 3 1/8 in.) (detail shown)

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Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave with stem-stitch embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts