Paracas Necropolis. <em>2 Textile Fragments, undetermined, Border</em>, 200-600 C.E. Camelid fiber, a, including fringe: 12 3/16 x 4 3/4 in. (31 x 12.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, George C. Brackett Fund, 34.561a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 34.561a-b_SL1.jpg)

2 Textile Fragments, undetermined, Border

Artist:Paracas Necropolis

Medium: Camelid fiber

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:200-600 C.E.

Dimensions: a, including fringe: 12 3/16 x 4 3/4 in. (31 x 12.1 cm) b, including fringe: 11 3/16 x 4 3/4 in. (28.4 x 12.1 cm)

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Accession Number: 34.561a-b

Image: 34.561a-b_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Size: undetermined or adult; probable wearer: undetermined or male. Plain weave consisting of a vertical camelid fiber warp and camelid fiber weft. Camelid fiber embroidery and fringe. Iconography: warriors holding staffs and knives (Ann Rowe). Two textile fragments decorated with human figures or warriors with arms raised holding a staff in one hand and a triangular-shaped tumi knife in the other. The figures are wearing what looks like a feather headdress with two streamers on one side, face paint, a tabbed, short tunic, and diaper-like pants.

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