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Classic Incan official's ceremonial coca bag, Peru, South Coast. ad 1400 -1532. This is an excellent and rare example of a type of bag thought to be used by Incan elites and  ...
Classic Incan official's ceremonial coca bag, Peru, South Coast. ad 1400 -1532. This is an excellent and rare example of a type of bag thought to be used by Incan elites and  ...
Classic Incan official's ceremonial coca bag, Peru, South Coast. ad 1400 -1532. This is an excellent and rare example of a type of bag thought to be used by Incan elites and  ...
Classic Incan official's ceremonial coca bag, Peru, South Coast. ad 1400 -1532. This is an excellent and rare example of a type of bag thought to be used by Incan elites and  ...
Classic Incan official's ceremonial coca bag, Peru, South Coast. ad 1400 -1532. This is an excellent and rare example of a type of bag thought to be used by Incan elites and  ...
Classic Incan official's ceremonial coca bag, Peru, South Coast. ad 1400 -1532. This is an excellent and rare example of a type of bag thought to be used by Incan elites and  ...
Classic Incan official's ceremonial coca bag, Peru, South Coast. ad 1400 -1532. This is an excellent and rare example of a type of bag thought to be used by Incan elites and  ...
Classic Incan official's ceremonial coca bag, Peru, South Coast. ad 1400 -1532. This is an excellent and rare example of a type of bag thought to be used by Incan elites and officials for important ceremonial occasions. These bags were made to hold the sacred leaves of the coca plant. The exceptionally large size of this bag and its imagery signaled the high rank and prestige of the owner within Incan society. The bag's imagery shows camelid herds and/or llama caravans - symbols of wealth and fertility in the Andean world. It was constructed using six different textile structures and the colors reverse from one face of the bag to the other. The bag measures 28" x 11" which is even larger than a highly regarded bag of the type published in an article discussing the coca cults and rituals of the Andes in Hali 100, page 115. The Hali 100 bag measures 25 x 8 inches and is thought to be one of the greatest examples of the type. Having sold that bag some years ago, i know it well. The most outstanding differences between the two bags are the way the long fringes were constructed to imitate tie-dye and the bag's flawless condition. The bag's multi-colored fringes were actually looped together to create this effect. Pictured here is an image of the Hali bag. Also find an image of a more typically sized bag shown in relation to my bag. Both the larger bag and the smaller are for sale. The large bag is the best example I've seen over the years with the exception of the Hali 100 bag. Ask about this price: Inquire
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