**Originally Listed At $500**
Pre-Columbian, North/Central Coast Peru, Chancay, ca. 800 to 1200 CE; Central Coast Peru, Chimu, ca. 1100 to 1470 CE. A fine gathering of four framed textile fragments composed of tightly-woven camelid (alpaca or llama wool) fibers in hues of wheat, crimson, coffee, fuchsia, marigold, and bronze. The first Chancay panel displays three rows of red and blue jaguars. The second Chancay textile shows registers of repeating triangular peaks, diamonds, cresting waves, and abstract avian figures. The first Chimu textile exhibits a single shamanic figure above colorful strips and a quartet of abstract birds. The second Chimu textile shows five striding bird-headed shamans between registers of avian heads and a fringe border below. A lovely ensemble! Size of largest (Chancay birds): 15" L x 8" W (38.1 cm x 20.3 cm); size (frame): 17.875" W x 10.8" H (45.4 cm x 27.4 cm).
Provenance: private southern California, USA collection, acquired in the 1970s to mid-1980s
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All items are fragments of larger textile compositions. Each item has fraying and loosening to some interior and peripheral fibers, with light fading and staining to original coloration, and minor creasing. Iconography is still clear and visible.