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Textile Fragment, unascertainable, Border or Poncho, Border, Fragment

Arts of the Americas

CULTURE Paracas
MEDIUM Cotton, camelid fiber
  • Place Found: South Coast, Peru
  • DATES 0-100 C.E.
    PERIOD Early Intermediate Period, Phase 1A
    DIMENSIONS 15 3/4 x 1 9/16 in. (40 x 4 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 34.562.1
    CREDIT LINE George C. Brackett Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Paracas. Textile Fragment, unascertainable, Border or Poncho, Border, Fragment, 0-100 C.E. Cotton, camelid fiber, 15 3/4 x 1 9/16 in. (40 x 4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, George C. Brackett Fund, 34.562.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 34.562.1_SL1.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 34.562.1_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Size: undetermined or adult; probable wearer: undetermined or male. Vertical cotton warp, cotton weft. Camelid fiber embroidery in pink, blue, yellow, green, white. Plain weave. The iconography represented is of birds with backward turned heads. Similar fragments can be found in the collections of the Textile Museum (91.127) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (33.149.102).
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