The Raimondi stela, Chavin de Huantar. It bears a remarkably sophisticated carving of a staff god, which is also visible if the statue is inverted. This stela could not have been made with stone tools or copper chisels!18
The Chavin culture is known for its beautiful art and design, but Chavin was also innovative with metallurgy and textile production. Cloth production was revolutionized during the time of the Chavin. New techniques and materials were developed, including the use of camel hair, textile painting, and the "resist" type painting style, which is similar to modern day tie-dying. Metalworking also developed and the Chavín excelled at making hammered gold ornaments.