Posts Tagged ‘Trophy head’

1935.32.0185_klipp

Killer whale turban

Se motif description for mantle 1935.32.0187 in the same showcase. The figures all face in the same direction, but are

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

1935.32.0198_klipp

Yellow Border

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


1935.32.0080_klipp

Border with pampas cats

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

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

1935.32.0122b_klipp

Tunic with heart shaped face

A heart-shaped face, encircled by eight trophy heads with hair let down. The embroidery originally had a black background, but


1935.32.0077_klipp

Witch border

A figure resembling a fish, holding a trophy head in its hands. This motif occurs in four different reiterated colour

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


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

1935.32.0189_klipp

Cat poncho

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


1935.32.0203_klipp

Purple border

See motif description for turban/mantle 1935.32.0184 in the same showcase. Material and technique Embroidered with woollen yarn on plain-woven cotton

1935.32.0184_klipp

Purple turban or mantle

An anthropomorphic figure, seeming clad in tunic and loincloth. The head seems upside down, perhaps because it is inclined backwards.

1935.32.0179_det

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


1935.32.0187_klipp

Killer whale mantle

See motif description for mantle 1935.32.0186 in showcase 1. The figures are in separate squares, placed in rows but alternately

1935.32.0186_klipp

killer whale poncho

Motif composed of several different animals. The same motif occurs in textiles 1935.32.0187 (showcases 2) and 1935.32.0185 (showcases  21). The