Detail of a Pre Inca Textile (Paracas - Peru). About 300AD.(Source: from cosmicportal) Re-pinned by Elizabeth VanBuskirk.This textile is full of symbolism including the serrated edges of the cat, seen in earlier art from the powerful Chavin culture about 100AD or earlier. The cat is probably a re-representation of the earlier fearful jungle cats of Chavin. The interior "cat" may be wearing a mask as did the people of the time when they gyrated in ritual dance.