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Ground: light neutral brown cotton. Design: narrow border on three sides worked with wool in crewel stitch, decorated with conventionalized birds. The ground of the border is worked solidly with dark neutral violet ground, the other colors are red, green, yellow, and cream white. Fringe on three...

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Provenance

Gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA, 1921

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Peruvian (Paracas), Early Horizon-Early Intermediate Period, 200 B.C.–A.D. 200

Object Place

Paracas, South Coast, Peru

Dimensions

120.8 x 76 cm (47 9/16 x 29 15/16 in.) Ties: approximately 61 x 6 cm (24 x 2 3/8 in.); 105 x 6 cm (41 5/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.2560

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool plain weave with stem-stitch embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes