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Nasca Lines

Those are the most known expression of the Nascas. They are big drawings made of anthropomorphous, zoo morphs and fitomorph figures, along with straight lines of many kilometers(longitude).All of them were made with  a precision that  still today, amaze the world. The Nascas used a great sense of the scale based in grooves and small rocks gave a tone to their traces.

The Textiles

Nasca  textiles are considered fine because of their quality, we can mention their colorful design of great variety. In order to make their finest  mantles and cloths, they used cotton and camelid wool. The Nascas used the same figures in their pottery.


Studied by Max Ulhe in 1901, it is considered as one of the best in the old  Peru. It is characterized  because is  polychrome, that allows to draw complex figures with pieces that have between six and seven colors and around 190 different  shades.
The most typical form of the vessels is the spherical with two outlets that are joined by a bridge handle. However, they also made spherical  pots, cups and  glasses. The main characteristic was "fear of emptiness", so the Nasca did not left any  space  in their  ceramics without painting or decoration.
In this pieces they represented  elements of the  common life, such as flowers, fruits, birds, animals and insects, as well as mythological characters that were a mix of human and animals. In many of these ceramics, they  represent  mutilated men, so we can suppose that they made human sacrifices..

The Nasca ceramist, used the main colors, but the green and blue.


It was the chromatic music instruments (12 music notes, when the Incas had 5 notes) , the great  finished of  antaras of ceramic and their knowledge of acoustic, make the Nascas as the  most important musicians in America  in their time.


They used gold and silver to make  masks, lappets, nose piece and other objects for their rituals, they were adorned with embossed laminate. These objects were   ceremonial or for religious uses. 

Jewelry- Smithing: It is the art to give an artistic value to some metals known as precious. (Gold, silver, etc)

Trophy heads

They had their origin in the Chavin and Paracas cultures. They took the brain by the base of the skull,  then they sewed the mouth or closed it with  thorns. They made a small hole in the  front and put a cord so they could be hung.

It is believed that  the Nascas made this work , in order to do  rituals related  with  the fertility of the land.
Finally, the Nascas made as part of their rituals, drums that were decorated with scenes or mythic draws and stylish animals, all of them with polychrome characteristics. The patch was put in the bottom, and to make it sound they put it on a side .Before that the warrior of the winner troop  put the triumph head, the minister of that troop took the blood from the head  following the mentioned before.