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Chimu Tunic (fragmented), Central Coast of Peru, circa 1400, 1'7' X 1' 6"

Undoubtedly those responsible for coining the term, “textile art” may have had just such a weaving in the mind’s eye.  ...
Chimu Tunic (fragmented), Central Coast of Peru, circa 1400, 1'7' X 1' 6"

Undoubtedly those responsible for coining the term, “textile art” may have had just such a weaving in the mind’s eye.  ...
Chimu Tunic (fragmented), Central Coast of Peru, circa 1400, 1'7' X 1' 6"

Undoubtedly those responsible for coining the term, “textile art” may have had just such a weaving in the mind’s eye.  ...
Chimu Tunic (fragmented), Central Coast of Peru, circa 1400, 1'7' x 1' 6"

Undoubtedly those responsible for coining the term, “textile art” may have had just such a weaving in the mind’s eye. The array of marching birds across the bottom of this tunic fragment is absolutely lovely with the brilliant, multi colored birds drawm in a lovely scale as seen contrasted with the repetitive field pattern.

There is some damage in the lower left corner, but properly mounted and lit, this extraordinary image would be well worth the trouble and expense.

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
This was just fifty years before the arrival of the Spanish in the region. Consequently, Spanish chroniclers were able to record accounts of Chimú culture from individuals who had lived before the Inca conquest.

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