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Pre-Columbian Chimu Tape - Plants and Flowers

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Pre-Columbian Chimu Tape - Plants and Flowers

Its colors still brilliant, this tape was used to bind up a mummy buried in the Andes. The fine stylized pattern repeats on the other side to quite a different effect. Chimu culture, circa 1000 A.D. Approximately 1-1/4 inches wide and 16 feet long.

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