Proto Nazca Tunic Fragment, South Coast of Peru, circa 200 AD

An extremely rare and wonderful textile which shows the complexity and skill of these early weavers.  See the detail images to examine the structure of these carefully woven and very colorful birds.  Presumably these birds formed the bottom fringe of a complete tunic at one point in time.

Made during the early period of the Nazca culture, thus referred to as proto Nazca, this textile measures approx. 1’ 1” in length, and is mounted on a cotton cloth attached to a wooden frame.


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