There are lateral teal blue bands that complement the red field beautifully. This is a particularly nice example of a wayrur punchu. Wayrur punchu are so called for having the red and black colors of a special tree bean (closely resembling Abrus precatorious) that is considered to have magical and protective qualities throughout the Andes as well as much of the Amazon basin including Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil. This beautiful, colossal poncho is an older example in superb condition. Please refer to the ANDES AMAZON "DATING" TERMS.
Materials: Fine, handspun sheep wool. Approximate Size: 73 inches by 52 inches. Condition: EXCELLENT, used and guarded condition. There are no holes, worn spots or spots with dye-run. Please refer to the photos and the ANDES AMAZON TEXTILE "CONDITION" TERMS.
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Our offices are not in close proximity to international postal service. We promise to continue providing detailed and accurate information related to age, origin, condition and descriptions as we have for the past 15 years. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RELATING TO ANDEAN CULTURE, ARTS AND HISTORY, THIS NEW ANDES AND AMAZON WEBSITE.PREHISTORIC, PRE-COLUMBIAN, ANCIENT = Before around A. 19th CENTURY = 1800 to 1899. TURN OF THE 19TH CENTURY = 1890 to 1910. EARLY-20TH CENTURY = 1900 to 1933. MID-20TH CENTURY = 1934 to 1966. LATE-20TH CENTURY = 1967 to 1999. TURN OF THE 20TH CENTURY = 1995 to 2005. EARLY-21ST CENTURY = 2000 to Present. ANTIQUE = Over 50 years old. VINTAGE = Over 30 years old. CONTEMPORARY = Made in the last 5 years. CIRCA = Approximately/around/within a few years of. ANDES AMAZON TEXTILE CONDITION TERMS.
Terms used to describe the physical condition of textiles can be subjective and vary greatly from one observer to another. What some others call mint condition, we call good; what others call excellent condition, we call fair. Following are explanations of the terms we use. Unused -- as if recently removed from the loom.
No wear or patina of any kind. These textiles may have nubs or even loose, uncut threads from the weaving process.
EXCELLENT = Usually only lightly used, often guarded or stored for many years. There may be extremely light wear, patina and sheen from use.
There may also be nearly undetectable light staining or soiling from use. The colors may have muted ever so slightly due to age or exposure, often improving the beauty of a textile. VERY GOOD = Usually lightly or only periodically used.
The surface may be very lightly but evenly worn. There are no tears or distracting holes. There may be minimal surface discoloration. Vintage textiles may have lightly darkened yarn from use and age (staining and soiling).Overall, the textile will be in outstanding condition and at a displayable distance will appear perfect. GOOD = Usually moderately to well-used. There may be light to medium staining, isolated or throughout. Some parts of the textile may be worn or have very small holes, occasionally exposing hidden thread yarns.
Edges may be lightly frayed. Surface discoloration due to age and exposure is common but often improving the appearance of a textile. There may be minor, light or isolated, dye run. Damage will not distract significantly from the textile when displayed.
FAIR = Either well-used or moderately abused. Extensive wear is common as is some bleeding or dye run. In most 20th century cases, the colors have considerably faded.
Sections of fringe or tassels may be missing. Textiles may be in otherwise excellent condition but with a single isolated sector of damage, that greatly reduces its aesthetic appeal.
Most vintage tribal textiles on the market are in FAIR TO GOOD condition. POOR = Showing evidence of extreme usage and damage. These textiles do not display well and are primarily useful as study specimens or examples of sometimes very rare textiles. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST AND SUPPORT. The item "Beautiful Old Chief´s Poncho AYMARA INDIAN Fine Hand-woven Native Textile TM6430" is in sale since Saturday, July 09, 2016.This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Native American". The seller is "andesamazon" and is located in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz. This item can be shipped worldwide.