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Lot 0062
**Originally Listed At $75**

Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, Chancay culture, ca. 1000 to 1300 CE. This brightly-colored section of textile is comprised of tightly-woven fibers in shades of gold, ruby, magenta, black, and deep blues and greens. The composition is comprised of five diagonal rows of light and dark abstract birds, whose heads face one another from above and below, and all are connected to a communal and like-colored line. Birds represented the manifestation of celestial beings within Chancay folklore, so the light and dark birds here could be evocative of the eternal cosmic quarrel between the light of day and the dark that will inevitably follow. Mounted on a satin-lined cardboard backing. Size: 7.25" L x 3.625" W (18.4 cm x 9.2 cm).

Provenance: private Slavin collection, acquired in Peru and Bolivia between 1971 and 1972

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Expected fraying to peripheries and some bird figures, and minor fiber loosening within the body of the textile.

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Chancay Textile Bag Panel - Abstract Birds

Estimate $150 - $250Mar 26, 2018
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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