PARACAS TEXTILE ART
CURRENCY IN COINS OF S /. 1 ALUSIVE TO AL PARACAS TEXTILE ART
The Central Reserve Bank of Peru puts into circulation from Thursday 12 of September, the new currency of S /. 1.00 allusive to the Paracas Textile Art, pre-Inca culture that was developed in Ica.
This coin, the fourteenth of Peru’s Wealth and Prize Numismatic Series, is of legal course, so it can be used in any economic transaction and will circulate from Simultaneously with the current currencies of this denomination.
The characteristics of the currency are the following:
Denomination: S /. 1.00 Alloy: Alpaca Weight: 7.32g Diameter: 25,50mm Singing: Striated Year of Mintage: 2013 Obverse: Coat of Arms Reverse: Denomination and motive allusive to PARACAS TEXTILE ART Issuance: 10 million units PARACAS TEXTILE ART SECURITY
On the obverse we can see in the center the Coat of Arms of Peru, on the outer edge the legend “Central Reserve Bank of Peru”, the year of minting and a polygon inscribed with eight sides that forms the fillet of the coin.
On the back, in the central part, there are two anthropomorphic figures represented in textiles of the Paracas culture. The mark of the National House of Currency on a geometric design of vertical lines as well as the denomination in number and name of the monetary unit on undulating lines. In the part above, the phrase ART TEXTIL PARACAS S. V a.C. – S. I d.C.
The previous coins were allusive to the following topics:
March 2010: Tumi de Oro (Lambayeque)
July 2010: Sarcophagi of Karajía (Amazonas)
November2010: Estela de Raimondi (Ancash)
February 2011: Chullpas de Sillustani (Puno)
May 2011: Monastery of Santa Catalina (Arequipa)
July 2011: Machu Picchu (Cusco)
November 2011: Gran Pajatén (San Martín)
March 2012: Stone of Saywite (Apurímac)
July 2012: Fortress of Real Felipe (Callao)
October 2012: Temple of the Sun Vilcashuamán (Ayacucho)
November 2012: Kuntur Wasi (Cajamarca)
March 2013: Templo Inca Huaytará (Huancavelica)
May 2013: Temple of Kotosh (Huánuco)
Lima, September 12, 2013.
PARACAS TEXTILE ART
Paracas is the name of a great culture of ancient Peru that is found between the years 500 a.C. and 100 AD, in the peninsula of the same name, to the south from the port of Pisco, in the department of Ica. This culture takes its name from the Quechua word “paraqa” which means “strong wind”.
The Peruvian archaeologist Julio C. Tello was his scientific discoverer in 1925, year in which he initiated his investigations. To the oldest phase of this culture He called it Paracas Cavernas and the less ancient one, Paracas Necrópolis.
The Paracas were extraordinary weavers, skilled in the combination of cotton fiber and that of camelids such as alpaca and vicuña. The textiles Paracas conjugate an advanced technique of elaboration with a decoration of great polychrome and beauty, which makes them unique pieces in the world.
This town also made ceramics, worked in agriculture and fishing, and He practiced techniques of deformation and cranial trepanation for magical purposes and healing.