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Inca Warriors Huaraca (Waraka)

This unique and well constructed war sling is made of twisted human hair and braided with Llama wool. The large center cradle/pouch has a slit to secure the stone projectile. A very effective and scarce Inca weapon. When not in use, it was warn as a headband. Simultaneously, slings were also used for herding, but generally made more colorful and used llama wool only. Other ceremonial dance huaracas are identifiable by their elaborate and complex braiding using multiple contrasting colors with no slit in its pouch.

Andean highlands, Peru. Ca. 1400 A.D. Measures 75"/190.5 cm in length. Choice condition. Mounted in a vintage solid wood shadow box frame with hinged door.

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