The Ecstatic Shaman Theme of Paracas Textiles

Paul, Anne; Turpin, Solveig A.
September 1986
Archaeology;Sep/Oct86, Vol. 39 Issue 5, p20
Examines the key role played by images on ritual weavings in the visual communication of ancient Peruvian society. Use of textile imagery as a symbolic system in the Paracas culture of the south coast; Ecstatic Shaman as an accessory figure incorporated into the face mask of the principal figure; Body of the Ecstatic Shaman arched backwards; Other items of ritual paraphernalia; Variations within the Ecstatic Shaman theme.


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