Pre Columbian Pre-Inca Coca Bag from Chile with Orange and Red Stripes on Brown Ground with Strap

Pre Columbian Pre-Inca Coca Bag from Chile with Orange and Red Stripes on Brown Ground with Strap


Description: Various types of chuspas existed for everyday and ceremonial use in Pre Columbian culture. When intended as ceremonial offerings, chuspas usually contain food such as wheat or corn kernels. Chupas are also the principal containers for holding coca leaf during ceremonies. This bag was woven from alpaca wool as one piece on a loom. It was folded to form bag and finished on the sides with a wrap stitch. The strap is sturdy, and has a warp faced design in 4 colors. Bags with straps were used by women while men's bags were without straps and were carried under their belts or sashes.
Dimensions: Bag is 6.5 x 7 inches The strap lenght is 24""""
Date: Chile, Regional Development Period, Gentilar Phase, North Coast, c. AD 1200 - 1470
Condition Report: Very good colors
Notes: 99518
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