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This "wave" pattern is not only typical of Pre-Colombian art, but is also one of the designs found in numerous cultures, such as this example of Greek decoration, stemming from 370-350 B.C. (above, taken from
"Art and Experience in Classical Greece", page 163, by J.J. Pollitt, Cambridge University Press)
Section of a tapestry panel depicting a "personage with an elaborate headdress and vestment decorated with scroll motifs", (above,"CHIMU", pg. 177, by Jose Antonio de Lavalle, Banco De Credito Del El Peru En La Cultura )