A pre Inca Textile (Paracas Culture - Peru) about 100 AD. Elaborate textiles were excavated from Paracas on the south coast of Peru because it almost never rains on the coast. A burial mantel showing people gyrating in ritual dance.
Ceremonial Inca Vase with Jaguar handles INCA ceramics were painted using the polychrome technique portraying numerous motifs including animals, birds, waves, felines ( popular in the Chavin culture) and geometric patterns found in the Nazca ceramics.
Textiles de Paracas, The Paracas culture was an Andean society between approximately 800 BCE and 100 BCE, with an extensive knowledge of irrigation and water management and significant contributions in the textile arts.
Detail from an elaborate woven and embroidered manto excavated from a mumy bundle in Paracas, Peru. The Paracas figures are often dressed to represent different animals. In ceremonial dance or procession.