Exquisite and delicate textiles dating from 600BC

Incan textiles have an incredibly rich tradition, with pre-Incan museums all around the country featuring beautiful textiles. In Paracas, the textile art is considered exquisite and delicate. Dating from around 600 BC these textiles were used to wrap mummies, in layer after layer of ornate and finely woven textiles.

Other pre Incan cultures also had a rich textile tradition, which like the Paracas culture shows the combination between the utilitarian nature of textiles and also their high value. (They accompanied Paracas people into the after-life).

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