Loin cloth fragment

ChimĂș people buried their elite with large quantities of textiles. The discoloured areas on this loin cloth are a result of contact with a decomposing body. The central figure wears a crescent headdress that evokes the moon, the principal ChimĂș deity. The moon was considered mightier than the sun because it appeared in both the daytime and nighttime sky.


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Which objects would you choose to carry with you into the afterlife?

responded: Jun 25, 2010

Posted by Mary Kroetsch

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A sewing Needle, Some Thread, Beads and Cloth. I will always stitche no matter where the after life sends me.

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