Textile ornament

Nasca artist(s)

Not on view

Like other Precolumbian American peoples, the ancient Peruvians panned most of their gold from placer deposits in the coastal rivers. They worked the gold into sheet and used it to fashion a variety of ornaments. These star-shaped objects were cut from the sheet and decorated with samll repousse faces on the projections. The ornaments were probably sewn onto clothing.

Textile ornament, Nasca artist(s), Gold, Nasca

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