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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Tab Border from a Mantle or Ritual Cloth

100 B.C.–A.D.200

Camelid wool, cotton; plain weave, stem-stitch embroidery (color-block style), edged with crossed-loop stitch.

8.26 × 43.18 cm (3 1/4 × 17 in.)
Gift of Erik Jacobsen
Made in Andes
Not on view
Andes, Late Paracas/Early Nasca culture

Erik Jacobsen Collection, to 2019; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


Dr. Christopher B. Donnan, Donna McClelland, and Elizabeth P. Benson, Moche Fineline Painting: Its Evolution and its Artists (Los Angeles: Fowler Museum at UCLA, 1999), 178-9.

Deborah Brinckerhoff, Weaving for the Gods: Textiles of the Ancient Andes (Greenwich, Conn.: Bruce Museum, 1999), 55–92.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.