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  • Europe, The Netherlands, ca. 17th century CE. A beautiful, large Flemish tapestry depicting two maidens dressed in billowing robes bathing an infant (perhaps a holy one) with another maiden overlooking the scene, all framed by dramatic, billowing curtains. The tapestry presents all the vocabulary of the Baroque style with large figures, billowing draperies, dramatic gestures, and deep colors. Note how the jewel tone blue, teal, and russet hues contrast with the creamy beiges and slate greys. The fleshy bodies recall the influences of Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) who created tapestry designs for workshops in the early 17th century. A rare and very old example! Size: 74.5" W x 86.75" H (189.2 cm x 220.3 cm)

    Interestingly, leading tapestry centers in the South Netherlands were impacted by religious persecution and civil war of the late 16th century. This inspired many skilled weavers to relocate to North Netherlands (ie. Delft and Middelburg), England, France, and Germanic states. However, the South Netherlands recovered in the early 1600s thanks to the undying support of archdukes Albert and Isabella who placed many commissions and created legislation to prevent further emigration of skilled weavers.

    Provenance: Ex-private P. Nikitovich collection, Denver, CO acquired in 1980s.

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    17th C. Flemish Baroque Tapestry - The Bath

  • Pre-Columbian, Peru, Chancay, ca. 1100 CE. A beautiful doll with a core comprised of natural reeds, the limbs, fingers, and toes comprised of natural reeds wrapped with pink textile threads, and the body, hair, and clothing comprised of cotton and camelid yarns of a wide range of hues. The visage presents large rectangular brown and cream hued eyes, buck teeth stitched with the same colored threads, and a protruding, long nose in the same rosy pink as the rest of the face. A finely woven pink and beige headband with serpent head motifs is wrapped around her crown, with curly 'hair' comprised of netted chocolate brown yarns cascading beyond her shoulders. Her dress features a finely woven horizontal striped pattern in red, azure blue, beige, white, and slate grey threads. Scholars believe that such dolls were created to represent mortals rather than supernatural deities or spirits. Unfortunately most of the purportedly "ancient" Peruvian dolls on the market are in fact made in contemporary times, only comprised of collected ancient textile fragments. This example, however, is in fact an authentic ancient doll. A fabulous example that displays exceptional skill and various techniques, intriguing for its expressive visage, reed limbs with the digits meticulously defined and wound with threads, long curly brunette locks, and finely woven vestments. Custom, museum-quality stand. Size: doll measures 4.5" W x 11" H (11.4 cm x 27.9 cm), 12.75" H (32.4 cm) on stand

    Provenance: Ex - Private Florida collection acquired at Heritage Auctions, Dallas, TX

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    Early 12th C. Authentic Chancay Textile & Reed Doll

  • Central America, Panama, San Blas Islands, Kuna/Cuna, second half of the 20th century CE. This is a fun example of this folk art form created by Kuna women. Its main focus are two large animals - maybe foxes? - with huge, bushy tails and wearing eyeglasses. Small bird heads have been applied around the design. Molas are cloth panels attached to the fronts and backs of women's blouses that are the cultural dress of Kuna women, along with gold nose rings, beaded arm and leg bands, and patterned wrap-around skirts. Size of mola on backing: 17.5" W x 13" H (44.4 cm x 33 cm)

    Provenance: Ex - Himrod estate, Anaheim, CA

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    Panamanian Mola - Animals in Eyeglasses

  • Pre-Columbian, Peru, Huari (Wari) culture, ca. 500 to 1000 CE. A brightly-colored textile fragment, a neck piece, designed to dangle from the front of clothing. It shows a human head and twin rows of yellow, brown, pink, and red/dark pink fringes, terminating in two long fringes of the red/dark pink color. This matches to the color of the figure's clothing and hat. Mounted on a black background. Size: 19" L (48.3 cm)

    The Huari, from their large urban center north of modern day Ayacucho, colonized a diverse group of people in the Andes. Part of the evidence for their colonization efforts - beyond the standardized architecture throughout their empire - is the presence of iconographically similar textiles in burials throughout the region. Human heads with distinctive facial decoration and caps are a common motif; this may relate to the use of human heads as trophy objects, or perhaps for the veneration of ancestors, a common theme on Huari (and other Peruvian) ceramics. Some have suggested that the wearing of certain types of motifs or textile items in life (because the textiles the Huari are buried with seem to have been worn by the living before they were used in burial) showed rank in the complex imperial structure that the Huari created.

    Provenance: Ex-Slavin Collection, acquired in Peru & Bolivia, 1971-1972

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    Vibrant Ica / Wari Textile Neck Piece

  • Pre-Columbian, Peru, north coast, Chimu/Inca culture, ca. 800 to 1400 CE. Woven textile coca bag panels in shades of brown, black and tan. Left panel woven with multiple birds in various orientations, right panel with standing human figures. Comes in custom Lucite stand and ready to hang and enjoy! Size of textile itself: 16.5" W x 10" H (41.9 cm x 25.4 cm); framed size: 21.5" x 14"

    Provenance: Ex-Slavin Collection, acquired in Peru & Bolivia, 1971-1972

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    Chimu Polychrome Textile Panel / Coca Bag