- 86.5cm x 48.5cm
- Place of Origin
- Historical Period/Date
- 20th Century (1970-1999 Late)/1970s
- Registration Number
- Appliqué,Metal Thread Embroidery,
- Bibs,Ceremonial Textiles,Costume Accessories - Men,
A large Peruvian collar or breastplate. The design depicts a man with flowing black hair in a long frock coat, breeches, boots and a hat, carrying a sword and riding a grey horse. Either side of the horse and rider are two exotic birds with long tail feathers. There are flying fish on either side of the neck opening. The background is covered with padded flowers and leaves, beads and sequins. There are three fairly large round mirrors, each ringed with sequins standing upright to make a frame. The embroidery on a blue satin ground is in appliqué and surface sitchery with many applied wrapped and padded shapes. These appear to be of cardboard or felt and are wrapped in brightly coloured silks and silver thread. There are sequins, glass beads and mirrors. The embroidery is backed with white, loosely woven cotton fabric over which newspaper (Spanish language) has been pasted.