CHANCAY: In central Peru, a distinctive type of pottery made by the Chancay people between ad 1000 and 1500 (from the Late Intermediate Period). It is black-on-white with a parallel or checkered design, sometimes with biomorphic figures or painted in soft colors. The most common forms were tall, two-handled, egg-shaped collared jars; bowls and beakers with slightly bowed sides; and large figurines. The pottery is associated with large effigy figurines, dolls, and lacelike textiles. Chancay
weaving was considered excellent.