Mantle Segment, Paracas, circa 300 BC

Mantle Segment, Paracas, circa 300 BC. 12 x 13 cm

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Mantle Segment, Paracas, circa 300 BC

Mantle Segment, Embroidery

Paracas Culture, circa 300 BC 

Central Andes

12 x 13 cm


Almost originated concurrently with the Chavin civilisation, the Paracas foreshadows some of the most celebrated styles in the latter period, such as Nazca, Wari and Chancay.

Centralising on a hybrid creation of three widely revered motifs— the mythical being “the Oculate,” the “ecstatic shaman” and the “staff-bearing feline”, this mini textile’s intensity of stitchings and the vividness of colour presents us the sense of awe and ecstasy in the An- des’ ritualistic vision. 

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Mantle Segment, Paracas, circa 300 BC
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