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
Turban-cloth. Plain weave, cross-knit looping and embroidery in the Linear style; camelid fiber. 115 x 38,5 cm (INC-MNAAHP, RT-1791).
Turban-cloth (detail). Plain weave, cross-knit looping and embroidery in the Linear style; camelid fiber. 115 x 38,5 cm (INC-MNAAHP, RT-1791).
Turban-cloth: Two-headed serpents
This rectangular cloth has a border embroidered in the Linear style and edges finished with cross-knit looping. The central motif features two-headed serpents with S-shaped bodies and serrated profiles, intertwined at the tails. The Big-Eyed Being appears above them.