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Ground: light neutral brown cotton. Design: narrow border on three sides worked with wool, decorated with conventionalized human figures, heads thrown back or falling head foremost through space. The ground of the border is worked solidly with dark blue, the other colors are dark green, red,...

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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

131.5 x 86 cm (51 3/4 x 33 7/8 in.) Ties: approximately 88 x 5 cm (34 5/8 x 1 15/16 in.); 91 x 5 (13 13/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.2559

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool plain weave with stem stitch embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes