Chancay Textile Weaver Basket with Contents


14146. Chancay Textile Weaver Basket with Contents

Central Coast Peru, Chancay, ca. 1000 CE

A nicely preserved weaver's basket comprised of tightly woven reeds and filled with original sewing implements. The sewing tools include one thread comb; eight thin sticks with spindle whorls; four sticks wrapped with natural cotton threads; thirteen sticks/needles; nine loose pottery spindle whorls; and one small set of pan pipes.
Size (basket): 3.875" L x 8" W x 3" H (9.8 cm x 20.3 cm x 7.6 cm).
Provenance: Ex H.J. Westermann collection, Germany.


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