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Handwoven by weavers of the Chincheros village, located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, near the Cusco area of Peru, this belt can be worn or displayed.Some also use the belts for wrapping their mesas for travel. It’s a joyful array of motifs inspired by the rivers, the mountains, the stars, and fields--all very important in the lives of this people. A complimentary warp technique produces a double-faced fabric in which the pattern is the same on both sides, but colors are reversed. Unexpected hues of deep raspberry, gold and black of naturally dyed sheep's wool and alpaca. Your choice of belt widths 4 inches (18 inches long) or 4.5 inches (34 inches long).
From the home of a private collector, this fascinating example of a ceremonial headress, referred to as amatherentsi, is worn by Asháninka (or Asháninca) men for festive celebrations that include dancing. It is made of the straw of the coca palm, the reeds being held held together by threads. The reeds are interwoven with colorful threads to create further designs on the band of the hat. Beautifully decorated bird feathers dance around the top edge. Handmade by the Ashaninka.
Our heavy-weight black and red striped poncho is made from sheep's wool. Contrasting blue stripes create color and interest. A great garment for keeping the chill off. Curved corners. Hefty and sturdy. Woven in The Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru.