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Lot 0103A
Pre-Columbian, Peru, Chancay, ca. 1000 to 1450 CE; North Coast Peru, Chimu, ca. 1100 to 1450 CE; Central Peru, Inca Empire, ca. 1100 to 1532 CE. A lovely and vibrant gathering of four textile fragments from three prominent Pre-Columbian cultures. First are two Chancay border panels, comprised of tightly-woven camelid hair, each with a repeating decorative program of gray-hued avian figures as well as a section of hanging fringe material. Second is a Chimu textile fragment, tightly-woven from natural fibers, with a motif of red and yellow birds atop a chocolate-brown ground. Last is a section of Incan textile artistry, comprised of tightly-woven natural fibers, with several sections of abstract cross-shaped geometric motifs in hues of red, blue, and pale yellow; the terminals of each cross have abstract heads as well, each with perky ears and square eyes. All fragments are wonderful examples of ancient Peruvian textile craftsmanship! Size of largest (Chancay): 9.75" L (24.8 cm).

Provenance: private Ventura County, California, USA collection

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All items are fragments from larger textile items. Majority of Inca textile is held together by strips of tape on the verso. All items have age-commensurate surface wear, fading and discoloration to colors, fraying and small losses along peripheries and within interior details, and some loose threads.

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Lot of 4 Ancient Peruvian Textile Fragments

Estimate $300 - $450Dec 20, 2017
Louisville, CO, USA