Chavin style

Chavin style

(900–200 B.C.)
A Peruvian style based on the worship of the jaguar god and characterized by grandiose terraced platforms constructed of stone, which were grouped around large sunken plazas, excellent stone sculpture, elaborate gold work, and remarkable ceremonies. The style is named after a town in central Peru, where a complex of massive stone buildings with subterranean galleries was surrounded by courtyards.
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A final article by Dwight Wallace discusses the Chavin style painted textiles reportedly found at the site of Carhua on the south coast, using both drawings of their designs and technical analysis of their ground fabrics.