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Ground: dark woolen cloth. Design: a narrow border across one end and along one side made up of angular elongated cats of various sizes fitting into each other, the cats are blue and yellow, the ground of the border pink. A fringe of pink blue and yellow edges the embroidery on the side. Fringed...

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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


55 x 265 cm (21 5/8 x 104 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave with stem-stitch embroidery; oblique interlacing (straps)


Textiles and Fashion Arts