Uniquely fashioned large Chancay Ceremonial Scene. Ultra rare to see this type of depiction from the Chancay culture using the combination of these simple materials. Laid upon a bed of reed slats, an unfired solid clay doll (6.5”/16,51cm) is wrapped using a cotton textile blanket and secured with string between carved wooden beams. A substantial amount of personal care was given in its assembly. Coarse human hair is braided, then intertwined between wooden sticks to construct and secure the…
Moche stirrup-spout vessel, AD 200–400, Chicama, La Libertad, Peru - Clay, paint - Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian - George Gustav Heye Center, New York
Chancay Cuchimilco Peru’s Chancay culture settled fifty miles north of Lima in the Chancay Valley between 900 and 1400 A.D. The Chancay people were exquisite ceramic and textile artisans. Cuchimilco ceramic figures are almost always presented in pairs to represent family. Archaeologists have often found cuchimilcos in the tombs of Chancay nobility, as their outstretched hands absorb negative energy.
Meow! Ancient Peruvian Textile By FRAN | Published: FEBRUARY 10, 2012 "During this one year fellowship, my responsibilities include conducting a conservation assessment of approximately 2900 archeological textiles from Max Uhle’s excavation at Pachacamac, Peru . . . Yesterday, I came across this lovely little fragment. Notice the six-headed cat as a design element!"