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Q'ero Unku Tunic


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Q'ero Unku Tunic

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This traditional men's tunic, or unku, is woven in the Hapu community of the Q'ero Nation in the high Peruvian Andes. Woven with a black, thickly spun, warp plain weave known as bayeta, it features a contrasting red border edge on both sides. Peru.


SKU: txp0015
  • Product Size:
  • 30" L x 29" W

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The unku or tunic is a traditional pre-Hispanic men's garment. The Q'ero are one of the few indigenous peoples in the Cusco area that still wear this traditional garment dating back to before the Incas. The unkus are made from two loomed panels that are sewn together in the center leaving a slit for the head and neck. They are also sewn at the outer edges to form arm holes. The yarn is coarser this being considered a daily work garment. The weaving is created using black threads in contrasting directions creating subtle narrow stripes.

Measurements: 28" from across the front from side seam to side seam.  30" from top of shoulder to hemp.