Border fragment - ROM2008_9755_1


Border fragment

Maker: Early Nasca culture
Medium:Cross-knit loop stitch embroidery in wool
Geography: South Coast, Peru
Date: 0 – 300 AD
Period: Early Intermediate Period, Pre-Columbian Andean
17 x 9 cm
Object number: 931.12.30
Not on view

This band fragment depicting hummingbirds and flowers is rendered in three dimensions by stuffing cotton into the figures. The figures are made by looping embroidery stitches over a woven band. The people of the South Coast of Peru generally wove these vivid representations of plants, animals and humans on the borders of the cotton tabby that was used for their cotton tabby garments.

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