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Ground: Dark blue wool. Design: border on one edge worked with wool in crewel stitch, decorated with interlocking figures with a head at end. The ground of the border is worked solidly with pink, the other colors are yellow, purple, dark green, and deep pink. Fringe of short cords from narrow...

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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


65 x 240 cm (25 9/16 x 94 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave with stem-stitch embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts