Hand spun, hand woven sheep’s wool manta from the 1910s. Fine tight weave. Identical design on both sides, called “Iskay Uyakulla” in Quechua.
45" x 35"
Naturally dyed wool
Plant material dye colors: Orange (“Q’ala Q’ala plant, also Q’olle plant mixed with Cochinilla); Pink (“Cocoye or Quchinillay Lulpla plant); Purple (Awaypili plant, also Qeto Queto plant); Violet (successive dyings with blue and red dye stuffs); Blue (Indigo); Green (successive dyings with blue and yellow dye stuffs, also from Chacall plant, or Cchillca plant); Brown (Monte Guanaco plant); Black (Q’eswa plant, also T’ika plant).