Friday, September 14, 2012

"Emerald Moche Llamas"

"Luis Seclen celebrates llamas with this endearing set of four figurines. Used as a beast of burden since the time of the Moche people, llamas held a special place in the Inca Empire and would be buried along with important people. A multicolored llama represents the deity Urcuchillay, who ruled over animals. Seclen handcrafts each endearing figurine with blown glass techniques and adorns their heads and the patterns on the throws with silver leaf." "The director of the Sican National Museum, Carlos Elera, told the daily that Shinoda found that people who lived more than 1,000 years ago in what today is the Lambayeque region, about 800 kilometers (500 miles) north of Lima, had genetic links to the comtemporaneous populations of Ecuador, Colombia, Siberia, Taiwan and to the Ainu people of northern Japan. The studies will be continued on descendents of the Mochica culture, from the same region, who are currently working on the Sican Project and with people who live in the vicinity of the Bosque de Pomac Historical Sanctuary."

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