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Ground: golden brown woolen cloth, almost entirely covered with embroidery. Design: highly conventionalized bodiless human figures holding trophy heads aloft worked solidly with wool. The background is embroidered in sections with stepped diagonal edges, olive green, pink, reddish violet, and...

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Gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA, 1916.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Peruvian (Paracas), Early Intermediate Period, 0–A.D. 200

Object Place

Paracas, South Coast, Peru


34.5 x 6.5 cm (13 9/16 x 2 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave with stem-stitch embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts