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Fragment of a skirt tie

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Foundation: black cotton tubular braiding. Design worked in wool, human figure with helmet, weapons, and long tunic, worked in light and dark blue, crimson, pink and brown on a golden brown ground. Remains of four smaller braided tubes on one of which is a needle-coiled ornament.


Gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA, 1916.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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

Object Place

Paracas, South Coast, Peru


31 x 6 cm (12 3/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool oblique interlacing with cross-knit looping decoration


Textiles and Fashion Arts