Arts of the Americas
Cotton, camelid fiber, feathers
300 B.C.E.-100 C.E.
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Alfred W. Jenkins Fund
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Paracas. Turban, 300 B.C.E.-100 C.E. Cotton, camelid fiber, feathers, 336 x 2 3/8 in. (853.4 x 6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Alfred W. Jenkins Fund, 34.1594. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 34.1594_view4_bw.jpg)
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Woven turban of seamless tubular cotton and camelid fiber cloth embellished with four tassels at each end. The tassels are decorated with chain-tied feathers. The turban's design elements include units of double-headed birds in yellow, green, blue, and red which can be read as two-headed or as a single headed bird.
Condition: there is some fiber deterioration and color fading. Feathers on the tassels are very fragile.
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