Huari Headband, Central/North Coast of Peru, 500 AD – 1000AD

The Wari (Spanish: Huari) were a Middle Horizon civilization that flourished in the south-central Andes and coastal area of modern-day Peru, from about CE 500 to 1000. (The Wari culture is not to be confused with the modern ethnic group and language known as Wari', with which it has no known link.) Wari, as the former capital city was called, is located 11 km (6.8 mi) north-east of the modern city of Ayacucho, Peru. This city was the center of a civilization that covered much of the highlands and coast of modern Peru.

This head band is mounted on a black cotton cloth and has experienced some damage (see detail images).  The iconography consists of mythical beasts

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