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Ground: golden brown woolen cloth. Design of elaborately conventionalized shark impersonators with fishlike headdresses, trophy heads, protruding tongues, etc, worked solidly in crewel stitch with wool. The colors are: dark and light blue, yellow, orange, crimson pink, green and white. The...

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Provenance

Gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA, 1916.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Peruvian (Paracas), Early Intermediate, Phase 2, A.D. 100–200

Object Place

Paracas, South Coast, Peru

Dimensions

92.7 x 246.2 cm (36 1/2 x 96 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

16.31

Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave with stem-stitch embroidery

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Textiles and Fashion Arts

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Costumes