Chancay Head Band, Central Coastal region of Peru, 10th – 15th Century

A r are head band made of alpaca wool and cotton(?).  The imagery represents parrots, in all likelihood.  The band is not large, probably intended for a  child(?) and measures approx. 6” in diameter when opened into a circle (8” in length when closed) and approximately 2” in width.  It probably dates to approximately 1400AD

The Chancay culture flourished in the central coastal region of present day Peru from 1200 through 1470.  The center was located just 80km north of Lima.

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