The Lima culture, which was developed on Peru's central coast, was governed by a caste of priests and the gods on whose half they interceded. Throughout its territory, the culture built a series of ceremonial centers where people would gather to celebrate feast days, discuss major events and receive instructions from their political and religious leaders.
Textiles were important to the Lima society as both utilitarian and decorative objects. Knotting and plain-weave techniques were developed to produced a range of textile objects. The pieces so far discovered were mostly made of cotton.