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Ground: pinkish red woolen cloth. Design of masked figures at regular intervals, worked with wool in crewel stitch, border across bottom, with similar figures on dark green ground formed by lines of embroidery solidly worked. The colors are black, two shades of yellow, crimson, pink, purple,...

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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, Early Intermediate, Phase 2, A.D. 100–200

Object Place

Paracas, South Coast, Peru


83.8 x 253.4 cm (33 x 99 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool plain-weave with stem-stitch embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts