Posts Tagged ‘Felines’


Headband with fingers

MOTIF DESCRIPTION The pattern consists of large overlapping S-shapes.  These have a feline-like head at each end.  Both ends of


Headband with fingers

A two-headed bird and a similar, smaller figure inverted inside it. A feline is visible on the wings of the


Yellow mantle fragment

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


Yellow Border

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


Border with pampas cats

Eight felines, probably pampas cats (Oncifelus colocolo or Leopardus colocolo) are depicted on the border. There are trophy heads on


Cat tunic with woven fringes

Variously sized felines. The middle part and the fringes are in plain weave cotton fabric. The borders are separately woven


Cat poncho

Two felines facing each other, with smaller cats in the interstices. The motif occurs with two different colour schemes. Material


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


Cat poncho

Two felines, one larger than the other, apparently having the same tail. The smaller cat has a protruding tongue terminating


Paracas textile 179

The textile was restituated by the City of Gothenburg to the Museo Nacional de Arqueología, Antropología e Historia and the Ministry of Culture in Peru on the 18 of