Description

    Coca Cloth Textile
    Jihuacota Region, Province of Ingavi, Department of La Paz, Bolivia
    ca. A.D. 1875
    Cotton, camelid fibers
    Length 32 in. Width 31 in.

    This banded textile is a Jihuacota tari, or coca cloth for use in Aymara women's ritual ceremonies as a ground cover or a coca leaf wrap. It is woven in a striped pattern using natural dyes of brown, red, gray, purple, blue, and green. The knitted binding of red, white, and blue fibers finishes all edges. Cotton and camelid fibers, or fibers from soft tree bark, are traditionally woven in a square format using a warp face technique. The condition is very good.

    Provenance
    Collected 1981 in La Paz, Bolivia, by Steve Berger and Roger Yorke
    Arte Textil (Steve Berger), San Francisco



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