Paracas. <em>Fragment of Mantle or Poncho</em>, 100 B.C.E.–200 C.E. Camelid fibers, 4 5/8 x 22 1/2 in. (11.7 x 57.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Morris de Camp Crawford, Jr., 1997.56.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1997.56.2_SL1.jpg)

Fragment of Mantle or Poncho


Medium: Camelid fibers

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:100 B.C.E.–200 C.E.

Dimensions: 4 5/8 x 22 1/2 in. (11.7 x 57.2 cm) Other: 10 x 28in. (25.4 x 71.1cm)



Accession Number: 1997.56.2

Image: 1997.56.2_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Border fragment woven in camelid fiber with camelid embroidery. The imagery stands out against the light tan plain weave background. Represented are two figures with monkey feet, serrated legs, and a feline mask. The figures float in reverse directions and hold streamers of beans and staffs decorated with tuber-like plants. A border of this type would have been part of a mantle or poncho.

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