Experts in Acquiring Rare Objects & Art for Your Collecting Interests. AN ANCESTRAL TRIBAL TEXTILE MASTERPIECE. TM4475 represents one of the most extraordinary Andean textiles found.
It consists of a handwoven Kallawaya (speakers of the ancient Pukina language) Tribal poncho (kurti punchu) from Niño Korin Village, Provincia Bautista Saavedra, Department of La Paz. The textile originates in the sacred Apolobamba Mountain Range at the conjunction of the Eastern and Western Andean Cordilleras, about 11,000 feet elevation.Exquisite "magical healing" patterns in brocade weave, called kurti in Pukina, dominate the design bands on a gorgeous rust-colored field. Stripes of reverse-spun yarns (lluq'i) creating herringbone configurations on the lateral sides were added to protect the wearer from malignant powers. Historic Venetian glass trade beads uniquely enhance both sides of the center seam in clever diamond patterns. Glass seed beads represent "important medicine" in traditional Kallawaya culture. According to local indigenous informants, an eminent tribal shaman wore this magnificent textile.
The poncho remains in superb, well-guarded condition, with minor loss to the finely twisted fringe. 54 warps; 15.5 wefts per inch. 1940 grams (less than 4.3 pounds). Currently, regular air-and-ground service to the U.
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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 is often subjective and varies greatly from one observer to another.
What certain dealers identify as "mint" condition, we call "good"; what some 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 left over from the weaving process. EXCELLENT = Usually only lightly used, often well-guarded or stored for many years.
Some textiles might exhibit insignificant, light wear, staining or soiling from use. Older textiles commonly show, patina and sheen from age. The colors may have muted ever so slightly due to age or exposure, often improving the beauty of a textile. From a displayable distance, textiles appear perfect. VERY GOOD = Usually lightly or only periodically used.
The textiles often lightly but evenly worn with no tears or distracting holes. Older textiles may exhibit lightly darkened surfaces from use and age (staining and soiling) or with lightly noticeable discoloration. At a displayable distance, textiles appear in outstanding condition.
GOOD = Usually moderately to well-used. Light to medium staining, either isolated or throughout, represents a common characteristic of this condition.Parts of the textile may feature tiny holes from wear, occasionally exposing hidden warp or weft yarns. Lightly frayed edges often manifest in these textiles. Surface discoloration due to age and exposure often improves the appearance of a textile in "GOOD" condition. Light or isolated, dye "run" occasionally appears. Textiles display well, despite minor damage. FAIR = Either well-used or moderately abused. "Bleeding" or dye "run" as well as extensive wear characterize these textiles. Missing sections of fringe, tassels or edges often result from overuse.
Many 20th-century weavings exhibit noticeably faded colors. Textiles in otherwise excellent condition may contain a single isolated sector of damage, such as a large hole, that greatly reduces its aesthetic appeal.Most vintage tribal textiles for sale in the Western Hemisphere constitute those in "FAIR" to "GOOD" condition. POOR = Textiles exhibiting extreme usage and damage. These pieces do not display well and serve primarily as study specimens or examples of very rare textiles. We believe the world deserves improving. We believe in a higher, aspiring destination for humanity.
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