Posts Tagged ‘Trophy head’


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


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


Painted poncho

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


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


Witch border

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


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


Trophy head border

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


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


Unfinished border

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


Cat poncho

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


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


Purple turban or mantle

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


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


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


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