1850s – 1890s Rare Quero Woman’s Alpaca Textile
- 1850s – 1890s Rare Quero Woman’s Alpaca Textile
- This 1850s – 1890s Rare Quero Woman’s Alpaca Textile Is Commonly Used As A Woman’s Cape.
- It Is Also Used As A Mesa Cloth For An Incan Ground Altar
- This is absolutely the finest weave of any of these old textiles that we have ever had and it is not being woven this finely today
- The black field is rare and very lustrous
- All the colors are the natural alpaca wool with the exception of about 1/16″ down the two side borders which are vegetal dyed red
- It is Ex-Jeff Appleby collection, author of “Traditional Textiles Of The Andes, Life And Cloth In The Highlands”
- Appleby explained that the lustrous black alpaca is shinier the higher the altitude in which it grazes.
- These Quero tribesmen, even today, live at altitudes of up the 16,00 feet
- There are no holes, but of course, with a textile of this age, there are a number of bare places.
- I can see seven spots on the black field that have worn and have old native repairs similar to darning
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- It measures 3′ 4″ x 2′ 4 1/2″
- Tribal Textiles