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Design: rows of shaman figures with heads thrown back, worked solidly with wool. The colors are yellowish green, dark and light blue, yellow, orange and pink. A border edging the sides, but not quite meeting at ends bears similar figures, the ground worked solidly in green.


1931, sold by Jules C. Harris, New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: July 16, 1931)

Credit Line

William Alfred Paine Fund

Peruvian, Paracas, South Coast, Early Intermediate Period, Phase 1, 0–A.D. 100

Object Place

South Coast, Peru


142 x 241 cm (55 7/8 x 94 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave embroidered with wool in stem-stitch


Textiles and Fashion Arts