Posts Tagged ‘Anthropomorphic’

1935.32.0212_klipp

16 brown fragments

MOTIF DESCRIPTION Anthropoid figure, with a head that looks like it is upside down, perhaps because it is bent back. 

1935.32.0211_klipp

Yellow mantle fragment

A quasi-human figure with a head which seems to be upside down, perhaps because it is turned backwards. The figure


1935.32.0210_klipp

Brown mantle fragment

This piece probably comes from the same mantle as 1935.32.0212  in the same showcase. Motif description A quasi-human figure with

1935.32.0198_klipp

Yellow Border

This border has one of the Paracas collection’s most highly detailed motifs. It probably comes from the same mantle as

1935.32.0202_klipp

Border with fringes

An anthropomorphic figure with its head tilted backwards, causing it to look upside down. The figure is dressed in a


1935.32.0197_klipp

Border with fringe

An anthropomorphic figure dressed in tunic, leggings and anklets, with a feather headdress and a face mask. Serpentine bands emerge

1935.32.0132_klipp

Border with two figures together

This border is unusual among Paracas textiles in having a motif of two figures facing each other. Otherwise anthropomorphic figures

1935.32.0205_klipp

Painted poncho

p>This textile is both painted and embroidered, which is unusual for Paracas textiles. There are embroidered figures round the edges


1935.32.0121_klipp

Border with long fringe

Anthropomorphic figure with a smaller figure inside it. Trophy bodies, heart-shaped faces (possibly trophy heads) and feline animals are also

1935.32.0081_klipp

Trophy head border

An anthropomorphic figure, holding a knife in one hand. There are four trophy heads by the figure’s head, one at


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Border with double fringes

Anthropomorphic figure, viewed frontally. The figure has a large headdress with a similar but inverted figure in the middle. Long


1935.32.0120_klipp

Four colour tunic

1.    A fish or shark holding a trophy head in one hand. The motif resembles that of mantle border 1935.32.0077

1935.32.0079_klipp

Unfinished border

The unfinished state of this border enables one to see how textile work could proceed. First the outlines of each