Posted 1 year ago
Hello! This is almost as old as Blunderbuss and walksoftly! 1300-1400 from Ica Peru. The Spanish Army defeated Incas there in about 1563! I spent a lot of time in Peru! Great food! Walked Inca trail to Machu Picchu, crossed Lake Titicaca, Nazca Lines, ate cui! (guinea pigs), blue corn drink! (Chica Morado). Coca Tea, Piso! MAYBE this belonged to a Chief, or high Priest, or Very Rich Incan MASCOT collector!!! EH!!! haha The red dye is Cochineal, which is a bug, other colors are vegetable dyes! The bug is now farmed on cactus as great demand for this pretty natural dye! Thanks for looking! Adios! Don I have other paper on this also!