Pre-Inca Coca Bag from Chile with Orange and Red Stripes on Brown Ground with Strap(16 views)
Description: Various types of chuspas exist for everyday and ceremonial use. 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.
Condition Report: Very good colors
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