Larco Museum: Textile from the Paracas culture

Textile from the Paracas culture on display at Museo Larco in Lima, Peru

Textile from the Paracas culture on display at Museo Larco in Lima, Peru

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Textile from the Paracas culture
The image shows a 2500-year-old Paracas mantle with beautiful embroidery on display at Museo Larco in Lima, Peru.

The Paracas culture, known for their expertise in textiles and water management, flourished in the Ica region of Peru from 800 BCE to 100 BCE. The Paracas mostly used the yarn made from alpaca fleece to weave their textiles.

Related Pages
Ancient Cultures of Peru, Inca Civilization, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Lima, Peru

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