**Originally Listed At $700**
Pre-Columbian, Central Coast Peru, Chancay, ca. 800 to 1300 CE. A nicely preserved sewing basket of woven reeds with an assortment of original textile weaving tools. Among the tools are 9 wooden needles with attached pottery spindle whorls; 1 wooden needle with a wooden spindle whorl; 12 slender wooden needles; 3 wooden needles with spools of thread; 1 small copper wire fragment; 2 greenstone discoid spools; 1 wooden tube with painted linear motifs; 2 spools of thread; 3 ungulate-bone awls; and 1 comb made from wood and thread. Size (basket): 5.5" L x 13.375" W x 2.75" H (14 cm x 34 cm x 7 cm); Size of largest item (needle w/ spindle whorl): 13.4" L (34 cm).
Provenance: private Hawaii, USA collection; ex-private H. J. Westermann collection, Germany
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