Border with figure with long hair 1935.32.0084

Fifteen anthropomorphic figures in a row, viewed frontally. They have long hair hanging down on one side of the face. Their faces are painted and their tongues protruding. In its hands each figure holds four feathered spears, a knife and a long stave.

Each figure occupies a square of its own with the figure’s complementary colour as background – yellow on mauve and vice versa, red on green and vice versa. The figures all have their heads pointing in the same direction, but alternate figures are reversed. Originally this border was presumably part of a mantle matching tunic 1935.32.0120 (showcase 11).

Material and technique

Embroidered in woollen yarn on plain-woven woollen fabric. The embroidery is in stem-stitch in linear style.

Dating and origin

Paracas Necropolis, Intermedio Temprano 1A (c. 100 BC – 100 AD)


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Size 280x14 cm
Item number 1935.32.0084
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Category Border