Paracas Band

Paracas Artisans800 B.C. - 200 A.D.

Amano Pre-Columbian Textile Museum

Amano Pre-Columbian Textile Museum
Lima, Peru

Decorative band with interlocking designs. The pre-loom technique is plaiting of yarns and it creates different bands which give as a result tridimensional designs.


  • Title: Paracas Band
  • Creator: Paracas Artisans
  • Date Created: 800 B.C. - 200 A.D.
  • Physical Location: Amano Precolumbian Textile Museum, Lima
  • Location Created: Palpa, Ica, Perú
  • Physical Dimensions: Height 110 mm x Width 1580 mm
  • Provenance: Donation
  • Subject Keywords: Braiding, paracas, Paracas, interlooping, textile manual
  • Type: Ornamental band
  • External Link: Amano Precolumbian Textile Museum
  • Medium: Camelid fiber threads (probably alpaca) and vegetable dyes

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