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Lot 0491
**Originally Listed At $850**

Pre-Columbian, South Coast Peru, Ica culture, ca. 1000 CE. A beautiful rectangular textile panel comprised of tightly-woven camelid (alpaca or llama wool) fibers in hues of crimson, aqua, sunflower, fuchsia, coffee, and espresso. The textile boasts several rows of alternating colors in a neatly-arranged checkerboard motif, and some of the diagonal registers boast abstract diamond forms within. Both sides are reinforced with strips of yellow, dark-brown, and blue threads. Mounted on a fabric display panel. Size (textile): 29.75" L x 12.125" W (75.6 cm x 30.8 cm); size (display panel): 46" L x 30.375" W (116.8 cm x 77.2 cm).

Provenance: private Hawaii, USA collection; ex-private Hans Juergen Westermann collection, Germany

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Minor loosening and fraying to some interior and peripheral fibers, with light restoration to some panels, minor staining and fading to original coloration, and light creasing. Colors and iconography are still visible and vivid.

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Ica Polychrome Textile Panel Fragment - Checkered Motif

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