Nazca Sling, South Coast of Peru, 100 – 800AD

The Nazca culture (also Nasca) was the archaeological culture that flourished from 100 to 800 CE beside the dry southern coast of Peru in the river valleys of the Rio Grande de Nazca drainage and the Ica Valley (Silverman and Proulx, 2002). Having been heavily influenced by the preceding Paracas culture, which was known for extremely complex textiles, the Nazca produced an array of beautiful crafts and technologies such as ceramics, textiles, and geoglyphs (most commonly known as the Nazca lines).

This is an extremely rare weaving, a complete sling that presumably was  a ceremonial textile.  The condition Is excellent with virtually not damage and totally complete.  Very few of these slings may be found anywhere, they are extremely rare.   Mounted, sewn down onto a cream colored cotton cloth, the body of this textile measures 2’ in length (without the brown and white cords on either end)

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