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    A Chimu Tunic
    Peru, c. 1100 - 1400 AD

    Two panels of tightly woven camelid fibers joined down the center, with a wide band decorating each end. The main body is a field of rich reds derived from cochineal dye, variegated in color from light coral to deep burgundy. The two end bands composed of diagonal rows of interlocking positive/negative bird heads with sawtooth borders, in variegated reds similar to field, plus tan and brown and details accented in black. In apparently very good condition, the colors bright.

    Published:
    James W. Reid, The Lee M. Elman Collection of Peruvian Pre-Columbian Textiles, 2007, Editorial Ausonia, Lima, Peru, page23 (detail).

    Dimensions: 30 x 35 inches, approximately


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2020
    20th Friday
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