This weaving was made by the Nazca people of what is now coastal southern Peru. The Nazca culture attained its height between 200 BC and AD 600. The pre-Columbian cultures of the Andes made exquisite textiles, which often depicted mythical stories and were sometimes used as markers of status by their owners.
Région de Paracas (Ica, Pérou). "Manto" (détail) : créature anthropomorphe tenant un couteau de sacrifice et une tête-trophée. Culture Paracas, style Necropolis. Laine. Hauteur du motif : 0.210 m. Lima, Museo Nacional de Antropologia y Arqueologia.