Tapestry Fragment Date: 12th–15th century Geography: Peru Culture: Chimú Medium…

Tapestry Fragment Date: 12th–15th century Geography: Peru Culture: Chimú Medium…

An ancient textile from the Paracas culture of Perú depicting a figure in axe headdress surrounded by Huachuma plants. The Huachuma cactus represents perhaps the longest-used of the sacred holistic healing plants of South America.  The ceremonial use of Huachuma for healing, magical and divining purposes has been a continuous tradition in Perú for well over 3,000 years and continues today

Paracas culture of Peru depicting a figure in axe headdress surrounded by Huachuma plants

Paracas textile

Peruvian Textiles, Bolivia, Ancient Art, South America, Maya, Ethnic, Weaving Looms, Ponchos, Textile Art

Mantle Fragment Date: 5th–3rd century BCE Geography: Peru Culture: Paracas Medium: Camelid hair, cotton Accession Number: 32.32.26

Mantle Fragment Date: century BCE Geography: Peru Culture: Paracas…

Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino » “Chuspa”. Bolsa. Figuras antropomorfas y zoomorfas

Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino » “Chuspa”. Bolsa. Figuras antropomorfas y zoomorfas

Andes, South America - Chimú culture - textile

Chimú textile - Chimú was a large adobe city in the Moche Valley of present-day Trujillo, Peru

Fabric strip with cats and kittens. c. 500-200 BCE - Paracas culture, an important Andean society in Peru between approximately 800 BCE and 100 BCE, with an extensive knowledge of irrigation and water management.

Fabric strip with cats and kittens. BCE - Paracas culture, an important Andean society in Peru between approximately 800 BCE and 100 BCE, with an extensive knowledge of irrigation and water management.

Peru. Fragment, 300–100 BC Medium: wool Technique: embroidered in stem stitch on plain weave foundation. Bequest of Marian Hague. 1971-50-7.

Fragment, BC Medium: wool Technique: embroidered in stem stitch on plain weave foundation. Bequest of Marian Hague.

Woollen rug. Wari Culture.  Museo Nacional de Antropologia y Arqueologia, Lima, Peru

Monkeys, Wasps and Gods: Graphic perspectives on Middle Horizon and later pre-Hispanic painted funerary textiles from the Peruvian coast

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