Peruvian (Paracas)

Early Intermediate, Phase 1, 0–A.D. 100

Object Place: Peru, Paracas, South Coast

Ground: deep purple woolen cloth. Design: rectangles containing conventionalized human figures each bearing a staff, arranged checker-board fashion, worked solidly in crewel stitch with wool. The ground of the embroidered rectangles is crimson, the figures neutral blues and greens, neutral yellows, light blue, pink and a little white. Along one side the remains of an embroidered border with similar figures on a crimson ground.