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Ground: brilliant red woolen cloth. Design: rows of shaman figures with heads thrown back worked solidly with wool. The colors are yellowish green, dark and light blue, yellow, orange, and pink. Along one side and across one end is a border with similar figures, the ground worked solidly in green.


1931, sold by Jules C. Harris, New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: July 16, 1931)

Credit Line

William Alfred Paine Fund

Paracas, Early Intermediate, Phase 1, A.D. 0–100

Object Place

South Coast, Peru


41 x 279 cm (16 1/8 x 109 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave with stem-stitch embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts