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Pre-columbian Woven Sash With Birds, Chimu

Pre-columbian Woven Sash With Birds, Chimu

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Handiwork: Pre 1492: Item # 332710

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This woven textile is well over 60” in length, and must have been used as a sash. Measuring 7 ½” in width at its colorful center where a 9” wide panel of birds can be seen, the textile (100.255APHD) is in overall fairly good condition, except for the two colored textile ends. The colored end panel on the right in the photo, only in fair condition, appears to have been added as an ancient repair, as the size of the panel is smaller and its pattern different from that of the one on the left, which better matches the central panel. Although the basic brown textile to which the end panels are attached has what appears to be a different and tighter weave on the left side than the right, I believe the looser weave on the right is simply a result of stretching and wear. The colored end panel on the left is in poor condition. From the Gunnulf Bjorkman collection, he attributed the sash to the Chimu of Peru, dating c.1000-1400AD. In spite of its condition, the piece still displays well and would make an interesting and striking elongated display if framed properly, and suspended in a higher location. The sash comes folded with the three colored panels showing in a 12” x 14” frame along with a map of Peru highlighting the Chimu area, and a biographical sketch about Bjorkman.