**Originally Listed At $500**
Pre-Columbian, Central Coast Peru, Inca Empire, ca. 1200 to 1532 CE. A beautiful textile coca bag comprised of tightly-woven camelid (alpaca or llama wool) fibers in hues of crimson, cream, burgundy, and blue. The central decorative column of the trapezoidal bag displays broad panels of triangular, wave-form, and linear motifs, with solid dark-red spacer columns on either side, and a pair of lateral columns filled with abstract cyclopean creatures bearing claw-form hands. Dangling from the lower periphery are five slender tassels with lengthy crimson-hued fringe and top knots decorated with red, blue, and white S-form motifs. Mounted on a thick fabric backing on a wooden frame. Size (bag w/ tassels): 7.5" W x 16.5" H (19 cm x 41.9 cm); size (frame): 9.75" W x 18" H (24.8 cm x 45.7 cm).
Provenance: ex-private Hans Juergen Westermann collection, Germany, collected from 1950-1960s
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Light fraying and small areas of loss to interior and peripheral threads and tassels, with fading and staining to original coloration, and light crease marks. Iconography is still visible and vivid.