This approximately 15” x 26” rectangular textile fragment (FP1366B) is attributed to the Chancay horizon of Peru dating c.1100-1400AD. In fair to very good condition, depending upon which part of the fabric you’re viewing, the eight bordered panels making up the fragment are each centered with a fan-tailed bird that may represent a pelican, or some other shore bird. The textile is sewn onto brown paper backing. Moderate staining, some fabric loss, and discoloration in the upper left quadrant are the main distractions to this interesting piece. Easily removed from the paper, it could be framed to make a colorful wall piece. It comes with a map of Peru highlighting the Chancay area, and a certificate guaranteeing authenticity.