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Lot 50, Auction 5/30/2017: Colorful Chimu Textile Panel w/ Fringe - Birds

Pre-Columbian, Northern Peru, Chimu culture, ca. 700 to 1470 CE. This vibrantly-colored textile fragment is comprised of tightly-woven fibers in crimson, cream, aqua, and gold hues. The composition is formed from diagonal rows of characteristically abstract bird-like figures which are surrounded by bright red and deep blue sections, and all are outlined by loosely-woven strands of gold fibers. The outer fringe displays matted fibers in a rich muted gold hue. Mounted on a satin-lined cardboard backing. Size: 8.5" L x 7.5" W (21.6 cm x 19 cm).

Condition: Expected fraying around peripheries, minor pigmentation loss, and staining to body.

Provenance: private Slavin collection, acquired in Peru and Bolivia from 1971 to 1972

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