Slip into something a little more — not mass produced. Find your look
At the Larco Museum in Lima, Peru, a most wonderful collection of pre-Columbian Peruvian pieces crafted by hand from silver and gold are displayed. Headdresses, earings, breastplates, and of course, nose guards worn at ceremonies 4,000 years ago.
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These must have been their ‘crown jewels’. Quite a treat, I imagine, Phil. :-)
peteI was hoping to hear the “guru’s” take on that nose thingy…..
wouldn’t mind some of that Phil xx
lynnand where might you wear it?
Wow – would love to visit this museum – super capture, Phil
mattieIt’s quite a place, the personal collection of Rafael Larco Herrera, open as a museum there in Lima
To answer your query, I offer…
I believe it to be a filter of lies.I believe it to be a mask of truth.I believe it is to disperse bad breathI believe it to cover ugly teeth.I believe it to be a splash guard for sacrifices. I believe it to be the ceremonial attire of the high priest.I believe it to hide the identity of whomever impersonates their god.
What do you think it is, Phil? All of the above? :-)
peteyou done good! it could also be:
incan painter’s maskmedicine man’s septic maskcover up for ugly plastic surgery by a hacktongue gate for babbling leadernear sighted placement of a single earingmicrophone for Incan Idol singerornate silver bandaid for royaltymodel for first Incan car front end (to be viewed with earings as headlights)sneeze guard for minimizing bugger propulsionsfire breathing nostril exhaust systemso there!
robynleeyou must admit, this is an unusual “hat”
How amazing, it must be so beautiful, fab image!!!
bidumyimagine a room filled with many of these items, not two alike, some silver, some gold….
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