Arts of the Americas
100 B.C.E.-100 C.E.
Early Intermediate Period
110 1/4 x 48 13/16 in. (280 x 124 cm) (show scale)
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Paracas. Mantle, 100 B.C.E.-100 C.E. Camelid fiber, 110 1/4 x 48 13/16 in. (280 x 124 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.224.90. Creative Commons-BY
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Size: adult; probable wearer: male. The plain weave field is made up of a horizontal camelid fiber warp and camelid fiber weft. The border is made of a horizontal camelid fiber warp, camelid fiber weft and embroidery.
The mantle consists of a black field with a narrow median band. The wide border represents sixteen double bird figures facing outward with the same image repeated within. The colors employed are dark blue, reddish-purple, dark green, and golden yellow with the fringes made of the same colors.
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