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Rare White Ground Aymara Ponchito (small poncho).  Altiplano region, Bolivia.  Early 19th Century or before.  One of a kind cotton and alpaca man's ceremonial overgarment.  Size: 30 x  ...
Rare White Ground Aymara Ponchito (small poncho).  Altiplano region, Bolivia.  Early 19th Century or before.  One of a kind cotton and alpaca man's ceremonial overgarment.  Size: 30 x  ...
Rare White Ground Aymara Ponchito (small poncho).  Altiplano region, Bolivia.  Early 19th Century or before.  One of a kind cotton and alpaca man's ceremonial overgarment.  Size: 30 x  ...
Rare White Ground Aymara Ponchito (small poncho).  Altiplano region, Bolivia.  Early 19th Century or before.  One of a kind cotton and alpaca man's ceremonial overgarment.  Size: 30 x  ...
Rare White Ground Aymara Ponchito (small poncho).  Altiplano region, Bolivia.  Early 19th Century or before.  One of a kind cotton and alpaca man's ceremonial overgarment.  Size: 30 x  ...
Rare White Ground Aymara Ponchito (small poncho).  Altiplano region, Bolivia.  Early 19th Century or before.  One of a kind cotton and alpaca man's ceremonial overgarment.  Size: 30 x  ...
Rare White Ground Aymara Ponchito (small poncho). Altiplano region, Bolivia. Early 19th Century or before. One of a kind cotton and alpaca man's ceremonial overgarment. Size: 30 x 45 inches. a Ponchito such as this would have had a specific ceremonial purpose and might be used no more than once or twice a year. It would have been carefully curated and passed down as an heirloom within the bloodline. This piece has a depth of soul that is hard to capture in a digital image. Images were shot in interior light and afternoon sunlight. Notice the sheen of the fine alpaca yarns in the details shot in the sun. The white in the textile is cotton, a rarely used material in Aymara textiles and one that has both specific ceremonial uses and implies a special status for the owner within the community.
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