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Mid 19th C. Woman's Ceremonial Alpaca Mantle/Ahuayo, Aymara People, Sica-Sica, Bolivia. The Sica Sica Aymara women were exceptional weavers. This fine ceremonial woman's mantle, ahuayo, demonstrates their prowess in spinning, dyeing and weaving. Featured in the piece is an unusual purple ground and varied complementary warp weaves with totemic symbols, all in a pleasing array of natural dyes. Size: 34.5'' x 42.5'' (88 x 108 cm).

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Mid 19th C. Woman's Mantle/Ahuayo, Aymara People

Estimate $800 - $1,200May 05
Philadelphia, PA, USA