Chimu Textile Panel
A Pre-Columbian Chimu woven textile panel with three abstract birds and inverted human heads.
Ca. 800-1100 AD.
The Chimu culture succeeded Moche culture on the north coast of Peru. Their capital was the city of Chan Chan. They had a highly developed pottery and metalwork industry. They were conquered by the Inca shortly before the Spanish arrival.
Formerly in a New York private collection.