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 (detail). Plain weave, cross-knit looping and embroidery in Block Color style; camelid and cotton fiber. Mummy Nº 91, object Nº 36. 67,5 x 34,5 cm (INC-MNAAHP RT-1756).
Short poncho. Plain weave, cross-knit looping and embroidery in Block Color style; camelid and cotton fiber. Mummy Nº 91, object Nº 36. 67,5 x 34,5 cm (INC-MNAAHP RT-1756).
Short poncho: Orcas
This garment features two embroidery figures of that fierce ocean predator—the orca. Orcas are also represented on the ceramics of the contemporary Early Nasca tradition. The rectangular extension hanging from the back of this small poncho allowed the wearer to attach it to the waist with a belt.