Washington Post Weavers Of Ancient Andean Traditions
: "The oldest pieces, which date from the late 19th century, are the most compelling to anyone fascinated by ancient Peruvian civilization they evoke. They are decorated with fierce men known as ch'unchu
. These fanciful feathered Indians supposedly lived down below in the tropical forest. In full figure, with carefully delineated eyes and mouth, they were fearsome fellows -- even when woven to be two inches tall." Washington discovers Andean culture -- at least, a slice of it.