Paracas Funerary Mantles: Offerings for Life – 2015
- Paracas funerary mantles: Offerings for Life
- Who Were The Paracas?
- The Wari Kayán Cemetery and Its discoverer
- What is a funerary bundle?
- Offerings for the Afterlife
- “Reading” the Images
- Severed heads, trophy heads
- Paracas textile art
- Three styles of embroidery
- A miniature outfit
- Headband: Turban I
- Headband: Turban II
- Headband: Turban III
- Turban-cloth: Two-headed serpents
- Skirt: Big-Eyed Being
- Uncu tunic with felines: Big-eyed Being
- Short poncho: Orcas
- Short poncho: Feline-Man
- Short poncho with fringes: Big-Eyed Being
- Attire of a Paracas chief
- Opening a funerary bundle from the Wari Kayán Necrópolis
- Mantles for the afterfile
- Bibliographic references
Headband. Knotted weave, oblique braiding and wraping; camelid fiber. Mummy Nº 253, object Nº 9. 442 x 24 cm (INC-MNAAHP, RT-1615).
Headband: Turban I
The central area is knotted-weave and features designs very similar to Linear style embroidered designs, with three felines in different positions and versions of the same animal inside their bodies. This is a feline version of the Big-Eyed Being, one of the most common mythical figures in Paracas art. Both ends of the band have braided and wrapping string extensions with motifs of concentric diamond and human figures with feline features, edged with long twisted fringes.