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Antique Andean Manta
Antique Andean Manta
Antique Andean Manta
Antique Andean Manta

Antique Andean Manta

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Antique Andean Manta

Hand spun, hand woven sheep’s wool manta from the 1910s. Fine tight weave. Identical design on both sides, called “Iskay Uyakulla” in Quechua. 

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).

Motifs

Bands & Stripes: broad weft bands represent agricultural fields; thin weft stripes represent agricultural rows.

Dimensions

W 45 “ (2 panels each W 24.50”) x L 33“

Excellent condition for its age and use, no holes, significant stains, or tears.

- c. 1910

- handmade in Bolivia 

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