DescriptionAymara / Chua Poncho
ca. A.D. 1875
Cotton and Alpaca fibers
Length (open) 43 in. Width 38 in.
This tunic originated from the Puno section of Peru very close to Lake Titicaca. It was woven using a warp face technique with camelid and cotton fibers by a member of the Aymara culture living near Chua. The large black mid section is banded by red, white, and indigo striping. The condition is very good, with some minor staining.
Collected 1981 in La Paz, Bolivia by Steve Berger and Roger Yorke
Arte Textil (Steve Berger), San Francisco
Condition report available upon request.
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