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
Short poncho. Plain weave, cross-knit lopping and embroidery in Block Color style; camelid fiber. Mummy Nº 310, object Nº 38. 50 x 35,8 cm (INC-MNAAHP, RT-1807).
Short poncho (detail). Plain weave, cross-knit lopping and embroidery in Block Color style; camelid fiber. Mummy Nº 310, object Nº 38. 50 x 35,8 cm (INC-MNAAHP, RT-1807).
Short poncho: Feline-Man
Virtually the entire surface of this garment is embroidered with a single motif reiterated 12 times in different color combinations. The figure represents a half-man, half-feline, identifiable by the whiskers and ears. It has a long spiked reptile-like tail that ends in a human head. On its head is a headband and on its body is a small feline.