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Ground: dark green woolen cloth. Design: along lower edge, and right hand end a border with human figures, unfinished, worked with wool, in crewel stitch. The ground of the border worked solidly in golden brown. Similar figures worked in needle coiling decorate tie-tapes, in green, crimson,...

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Gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA, 1916.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Peruvian (Paracas), Early Intermediate, Phase 1B (?), A.D. 50–100

Object Place

Paracas, South Coast, Peru


Skirt: 50.8 x 289.8 cm (20 x 114 1/8 in.) Ties: 8.8 x 101.5 cm (3 7/16 x 39 15/16 in.); 8.8 x 99 cm (3 7/16 x 39 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave with stem-stitch embroidery; oblique interlacing; cross-knit loop-stitch (ties)


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