- 137 days ago
Displays include information about early archeology efforts and excavation work, cultural periods and changes, and exhibit textiles, metals, ceramics and other handiwork dating back hundreds of years. One thing became obvious to me as I wandered the displays. These people had similar taste in fashion compared to our modern day culture. For them, the bigger the necklace, or nose ring, or earring, or headdress, the "cooler" they were. We saw some of the most elaborate jewelry and garments imaginable, ones that I would imagine were very heavy and uncomfortable to wear! The Museo Larco Herrera explains that these denoted status, and a certain level of importance amongst them in a social setting as well as during ceremonies.
I just had to chuckle at the thought that really we are not that different today either. We still like our bling, just like they did. Perhaps in a few hundred years, someone will dig up my silver hoop earrings and decide I was an important person too. Or at least decide that I must have been in the cool crowd.
Read more about my Peru Adventure here.