Seller: auntiejosattic (448) 100%, Location: Prescott, Arizona, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 182349788140 Condition: Ancient shawl textile is encased in a custom designed lucite and wood display case., Provenance: Further Ownership History Available, Details: This shawl once belonged to a woman weaver from the Chimu Civilization of Peru, and dates between 1000 A.D. and 1500 A.D.The Chimu Civilization was the largest civilization to thrive in Peru, just before the Inca came to power around 1500 A.D. This ancient textile was uncovered near Chimbote in the early 1960's, beside weaving tools, and other textiles. The colors are vivid after so many centuries, and the plaid design and tight weave of the wool speaks volumes of the artistry of these people.The textile is beautifully encased within a lucite and wood display case, and is in remarkable condition, encased just as it was found. The wool used to weave this shawl is likely a mixture of spun Alpaca fur and cotton. The shawl display case measures 14" x 11" and is just under 1/2" thick. Please visit my store to see the many wonderful items I have there for sale!