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Peru's quest to reclaim first batch of ancient Paracas textiles
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Oct '11
A quest is on for recovering the first set of 20 antique pre-Columbian textiles, which are presently under the possession of the World Culture Museum in Gothenburg, the second-largest city in Sweden.

A group of experts from Peru's Ministry of Culture, which is seeking to reclaim the ancient textiles, travelled to Sweden to assess the conservation status of the 89 Paracas textiles that are estimated to be around 2,300 years old.

The experts made a detailed list of the Paracas textiles and concluded that 20 of the 89 textile pieces are of finest quality. Peru is now seeking to reclaim these 20 pieces.

Negotiations between Peru and the Gothenburg City Council have reached a final stage and the Peruvian Foreign Ministry is now required to sign a memorandum of understanding to start the repatriation process.

The Paracas culture thrived on the southern coast of Peru during 100 BC to 200 AD, but not much was known about the people and culture of that time until the 1920s when archaeological excavations began.

Gothenburg Museum website states that around 1930's Paracas textiles were smuggled from Peru in bulk and some of these reached museums and private collections across the globe. Around 100 of these, which were illegally shipped to Sweden, came to the Ethnographic Department of Göteborg Museum in form of donation.

Sweden is in official possession of 89 such textile pieces, which have been put on display under surveillance since 2008.

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