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Lot 0138
**Originally Listed At $150**

Pre-Columbian, Peru, Chimu, ca. 1100 to 1470 CE. A trio of small textile panels with repeating zoomorphic mofits. One has what looks like an Andean cat with a striped body, turned to look back at the viewer; another a mythological bird; the third is a snake-like animal. Size of largest: 8" W x 4.75" H (20.3 cm x 12.1 cm)

The people of the early cultures in the Andes buried their dead in bundles with woven textiles. The Chimu made textiles that show repetitive, geometric styles, often placed inside of rectangular frames, and with color sequences designed to make the viewer look across them diagonally. The red color is probably from cochineal, a bright red insect, while the yellow colors would have come from various plants.

Provenance: Ex-Slavin Collection, acquired in Peru & Bolivia, 1971-1972

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All three are fragmentary with losses to the design and loose threads as shown.

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Three Pre-Columbian Chimu Textile Panels

Estimate $400 - $600Jul 30, 2018