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2 Textile Fragments, undetermined, Border

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Camelid fiber
  • Place Found: South Coast, Peru
  • DATES 200-600 C.E.
    PERIOD Pre-Columbian Period
    DIMENSIONS a, including fringe: 12 3/16 x 4 3/4 in. (31 x 12.1 cm) b, including fringe: 11 3/16 x 4 3/4 in. (28.4 x 12.1 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 34.561a-b
    CREDIT LINE George C. Brackett Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Paracas Necropolis. 2 Textile Fragments, undetermined, Border, 200-600 C.E. Camelid fiber, a, including fringe: 12 3/16 x 4 3/4 in. (31 x 12.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, George C. Brackett Fund, 34.561a-b. Creative Commons-BY
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Size: undetermined or adult; probable wearer: undetermined or male. Plain weave consisting of a vertical camelid fiber warp and camelid fiber weft. Camelid fiber embroidery and fringe. Iconography: warriors holding staffs and knives (Ann Rowe). Two textile fragments decorated with human figures or warriors with arms raised holding a staff in one hand and a triangular-shaped tumi knife in the other. The figures are wearing what looks like a feather headdress with two streamers on one side, face paint, a tabbed, short tunic, and diaper-like pants.
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    2 Textile Fragments, undetermined, Border