Proto Nazca Tunic Fragment, South Coast of Peru, circa 200 AD
A fascinating fragment with very rare iconography (monkeys) with a lovely array of colors typical of the Chimu, including a clear and vibrant cochineal color. The piece measures 6” x 12” (including the fringe) and is in good condition. The textile probably dates to circa 1400 and measures 5” x 8” (including the short fringe).
The Chimú were the residents of Chimor, with its capital at the city of Chan Chan, a large adobe city in the Moche Valley of present-day Trujillo city. The culture arose about 900 AD. The Inca ruler Tupac Inca Yupanqui led a campaign which conquered the Chimú around 1470 AD
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