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Ground: brownish black cotton. Design: conventionalized human figures with elaborate headdresses (four types of costume) arranged in horizontal rows, with a narrow border along one side and across one end, worked with wool. The ground of the border is worked solidly with neutral orange, the...

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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 Intermediate Period, Phase 1, 0–A.D. 100

Object Place

Paracas, South Coast, Peru


60.8 x 286.7 cm (23 15/16 x 112 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with stem-stitch embroidery; fringe


Textiles and Fashion Arts