**First Time At Auction**
Pre-Columbian, South Coast Peru, Wari (Huari) culture, ca. 500 to 1000 CE; North Coast Peru, Chancay culture, ca. 1000 to 1300 CE. A lovely ensemble of three woven textile panel fragments from ancient Peru. First is a colorful Huari panel of tightly-woven natural fibers, in hues of blue, gold, red, brown, and white, displaying an abstract set of stepped, linear, and rectangular patterns. Second is a Chancay panel of tightly-woven camelid (alpaca or llama) fibers, in hues of gold, beige, and crimson, displaying a series of abstract fish-like creatures atop a gold ground. It has a loose fringed section on the bottom, and half of the body is comprised of a beige-hued burial wrap. Last is a large Chancay panel comprised of tightly-woven natural fibers, in hues of gold, red, and violet, with four strips of alternating abstract anthropomorphic figures displayed atop an incredibly delicate, lace-like backing. Huari and fringed Chancay textiles mounted to fabric backing. Size of largest (lace backing): 11.75" W x 16" H (29.8 cm x 40.6 cm).
Provenance: private Ventura County, California, USA collection
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