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Pair of Nazca Vegetal Fiber Sandals - Llanke
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Pre-Columbian, South Coast Peru, Nazca, ca. 300 CE. A fascinating pair of a llanke sandals, hand woven from vegetal fibers. They are created with a thick sole; twisted cords are sewn and woven together to create the ovoid foot bed. A strap, that would go around the back of the ankle, connects to both sides of the sole heel. Additional straps run the length of the foot and attach to both ends of the toe box. The slack cordage at the center would have twisted around the ankle to secure the sandals. The llanke may have belonged to a soldier. Interestingly, sometimes the soles covered only part of the foot, leaving the toes exposed for gripping! As with any clothing, the material and decoration indicated status. These fiber shoes were likely owned by a hatun runas, or common soldier. Size: 10" L x 3" W (25.4 cm x 7.6 cm)

Provenance: private Hawaii, USA collection; ex-private Hans Juergen Westermann collection, Germany, collected from 1950 to1960s

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

#163026
Condition
Fraying to cords and unraveling of straps on one shoe. Earthen deposits and encrustations on undersides as expected with use. Modern cloth foot inserts included.
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Pair of Nazca Vegetal Fiber Sandals - Llanke

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Jun 15, 2022
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0139B: Pair of Nazca Vegetal Fiber Sandals - Llanke

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Est. $1,400 - $2,100Starting Price $700
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Lot 0139B Details

Description
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Pre-Columbian, South Coast Peru, Nazca, ca. 300 CE. A fascinating pair of a llanke sandals, hand woven from vegetal fibers. They are created with a thick sole; twisted cords are sewn and woven together to create the ovoid foot bed. A strap, that would go around the back of the ankle, connects to both sides of the sole heel. Additional straps run the length of the foot and attach to both ends of the toe box. The slack cordage at the center would have twisted around the ankle to secure the sandals. The llanke may have belonged to a soldier. Interestingly, sometimes the soles covered only part of the foot, leaving the toes exposed for gripping! As with any clothing, the material and decoration indicated status. These fiber shoes were likely owned by a hatun runas, or common soldier. Size: 10" L x 3" W (25.4 cm x 7.6 cm)

Provenance: private Hawaii, USA collection; ex-private Hans Juergen Westermann collection, Germany, collected from 1950 to1960s

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

#163026
Condition
...
Fraying to cords and unraveling of straps on one shoe. Earthen deposits and encrustations on undersides as expected with use. Modern cloth foot inserts included.

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