Chancay dolls! Chancay dolls are named after the Chancay culture of Peru AD 1000 – 1476
I have found a picture of Chancay dolls in a book , motieven uit Peru from Margrit Reij(1975).
It says the dolls are found near the village of Chancay;the frame is made of reed and shaped by winding yarn and rag around it ;the face is painted or embroided.the face of one doll is woven in some kind of tapestry technique; the doll seen from the back has hair, and a hairnet or shawl.the doll are items of the tropical museum of Amsterdam.
I found the same picture in a book I bought at that museum;it says it dates from +/-900-1450 AC and belongs to coll of the tropical museum ,Amsterdam.I hope they don’t persue me for using the photo as it is just to show an example of the real archeological finds.
that museum is just great. i went there round 1988and have seen there how different cultures use backstraplooms ; it…
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