The Chimu empire was one of the largest at its time, expanding its territory to a significant part of the north coast of Peru. Additionally, the Chimu were known as the most significant metal workers of ancient Peru. We visited Museo Larco, which was established in 1926 by Raphael Larco Hoyle. The museum houses over 45,000 objects from the pre-Columbian art period. One of the museum’s exhibits focuses on how the ancient people of Peru understood death and dealt with it.
In the permanent exhibition of the Museo Larco, we can learn more about death in ancient Peru. Additionally, to these people, death and birth were simply periods of transition. Death symbolized the beginning of a new life, so the leaders were often buried with their riches. Additionally, when a leader dies, they believe that they would eventually reunite with the gods. Different kinds of traditions were put into place to guide the leader to this divine path. In the exhibit, you can find the only complete set of gold Chimu Clothing. This set features plumes associated with birds, the only creature that can travel the skies and be close to the gods. There were also images of the deceased leader and their greatest accomplishment, embellishing the gold set.
Inspired by this beautiful and unique funerary offering, we decided to recolor Reform Radiant by ege carpets. This collection shows the different depictions of the sun’s reflection on a variety of surfaces. Reform Radiant features 20 standard colors that reflect urban and natural environments. With the beautiful funerary offering in mind, we created a gold and black carpet recolor.
To continue with the royal and elegant theme, the material board features gold-toned textiles like Grene by Liaigre. We also included a golden wood, like Polygon, with patterns that resemble the detailing in the neckpiece. Additionally, we included neutral patterned textiles like Beatriz and Xorel Coil to add just the right amount of texture. We also included Tuft by Maharam, which adds more to the royal and classy feel, and a simple tile like Bakersfield ties everything together. Lastly, for the finishing touch, we included dark wood like Fir Carbon 1.
Our recolor program allows you to create the perfect gold carpet with any of our many designs. Additionally, Talk Carpet offers nine different substrates you can choose from, and you can get a sample within five business days. Lastly, with our online tool, you can easily visualize what the recolored carpet will look like. Contact us if you want to learn more about the recolor program.
Reform Radiant by ege carpets
Polygon by LBI Boyd Design Resource
Beatriz by Posh Textiles
Tuft by Maharam
Grené by Liaigre
Bakersfield by Florida Tile
Fir Carbon 1 Shou Sugi Ban by Pioneer Millworks
Xorel Coil by Carnegie