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Border for a miniature garment

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Border of small rectangle, from which center has been cut out. Ground: brilliant red wool closely covered by embroidery. Design: worked with wool, narrow band of conventionalized animals, possibly monkeys, on dark green ground. The animals are worked with yellow, reddish violet and dark blue wool.

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, Early Horizon, Phase 10, 100 B.C.–0

Object Place

Paracas, South Coast, Peru

Dimensions

Height x width: 10 13/16 x 10 1/4 in. (27.5 x 26 cm)

Accession Number

31.698

Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave with stem-stitch embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes