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Vintage Peruvian Ceremonial Textiles
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I just got back from an amazing trip to the Peruvian Andes and came across these gorgeous vintage ceremonial textiles used to carry their offerings to the celebration of "Pachamama".

The natives carry a sampling of their crops including coca leaves, choclo or corn, potatoes, quinoa, etc... tied up in these colorful hand woven textile squares to the celebration of of the Pachamama, who is the goddess of the earth and presides over planting and harvesting. She is perceived as benevolent and giving with creative power to sustain life on earth.

After the conquest by Spainards who introduced Roman Catholicism, the figure of the Virgin Mary became united with that of the Pachamama for many of the indigenous people.

After the ceremony the natives all indulge in a potluck-like celebration with all the fruits and gifts of the Pachamama that they brought tied in the square textiles they have woven.

These Vintage Peruvian textile come from Cusco, Peru. They are made with handspun alpaca & lambs wool on a traditional back strap handloom. All colors are natural organic dyes from plant sources and the black & browns are natural alpaca color. I was informed that most were over 100 years old and in excellent condition!

These dramatic vintage textiles are a dream for anyone with an eye for the eclectic. They can be hung individually or in frames, in a grouping for a more dramatic effect, sewn into pillows, used as arm chair covers, etc...

You will not see this treasure again.
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  • handwoven
    backstrap handloom
    natural organic dyes
    vintage
    one of a kind


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