The Huacos Of Peru

The main language of the Andean people is Quenhuan. Prior to the Pre-Columbian (Pre-Hispanic) period of Peru, ceremonial pottery was buried with the dead. From the Quechua word "huaca" (meaning holy burial site), Peruvians now call the ancient ceramics found therein "huacos". The term is culturally generic; that is, it does not refer to a particular culture or time period of Peru.

Reproductions of Pre-Hispanic Huacos are especially popular with tourists, and can be typically found in markets and shops throughout Peru, and often on the streets from "huaqueros" (grave robbers). The Huacos offered here were obtained from many different sources over a period of many years during our travels throughout Peru. Some are obviously reproductions. The authenticity of those obtained from street venders cannot be determined. Each is offered in an as is condition, many with either authentic aged nicks and discoloration or well crafted fakery. More about Peruvian Huacos?

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Chavin Huacos
Chavin Culture
1500 BC - 300 BC
Nasca Nazca Huacos
Nasca (Nazca) Culture
300BC to 1000AD
Moche Huacos
Moche Culture
100 - 800 AD
Chimu Huacos
Chimu Culture
1200AD - 1460AD
Silbador Huaco


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