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Ground: light neutral brown cotton. Design: narrow border on three sides worked with wool in crewel stitch, decorated with conventionalized human figures holding spears and spear throwers (?). The ground of the border is worked solidly with pink, the other colors are blue, dark green, and yellow.

Provenance

Lent by Denman Waldo Ross, April 1, 1920; 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

72.7 x 70.5 cm (28 5/8 x 27 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.2564

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool plain weave with stem-stitch embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes