Back
Blazing multicolored stripes in a 19th century Aymara poncho from the Southern Altiplano region of Bolivia.  Like Joseph's cloak of many colors from the Bible, this example has colors that are  ...
Blazing multicolored stripes in a 19th century Aymara poncho from the Southern Altiplano region of Bolivia.  Like Joseph's cloak of many colors from the Bible, this example has colors that are  ...
Blazing multicolored stripes in a 19th century Aymara poncho from the Southern Altiplano region of Bolivia.  Like Joseph's cloak of many colors from the Bible, this example has colors that are  ...
Blazing multicolored stripes in a 19th century Aymara poncho from the Southern Altiplano region of Bolivia.  Like Joseph's cloak of many colors from the Bible, this example has colors that are  ...
Blazing multicolored stripes in a 19th century Aymara poncho from the Southern Altiplano region of Bolivia.  Like Joseph's cloak of many colors from the Bible, this example has colors that are  ...
Blazing multicolored stripes in a 19th century Aymara poncho from the Southern Altiplano region of Bolivia.  Like Joseph's cloak of many colors from the Bible, this example has colors that are  ...
Blazing multicolored stripes in a 19th century Aymara poncho from the Southern Altiplano region of Bolivia.  Like Joseph's cloak of many colors from the Bible, this example has colors that are  ...
Blazing multicolored stripes in a 19th century Aymara poncho from the Southern Altiplano region of Bolivia. Like Joseph's cloak of many colors from the Bible, this example has colors that are rich and vibrant. All are from traditional natural dyes. The condition of this piece indicates that it may have been used only a few times in its lifetime or was very well kept which happens in some instances. When purchased it was permeated with the strong smokey scent of the brush and dung fires typically used to heat remote altiplano village houses or estancias which are above tree-line. Cleaned nearly 40 years ago - it still vibrates. It is rare to find something like this with colors so fresh and in nearly mint condition. Its decorative fringes actually act as the wefts of the thin woven band that makes up the sewn on edging. The trim around the neck opening uses the same technique. This is a typical way to both reinforce and decorate the neck opening area of a poncho - which is an area of stress in the garment. Not as large as my previously posted half poncho, it is still quite a good sized example at 74 x 59 inches. ***The images shot outside are the truest colors of this piece.
price:  SOLD - THANK YOU