Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.
Fine Art Mexican Poncho Overcoat Backstrap Loomed by Indigenous People
ABOUT THIS BACK STRAP LOOMED INDIGENOUS TEXTILE
This cherry & Gray Wool Overcoat is a magnificent textile created by Purépecha Indigenous people from Angahuan, Michoacán using the pre hispanic back strap loom technique.
It is beautifully decorated with 8 peak stars and a stripe of birds at the bottom. A geometric pattern on the neck is remarkable. Both sides of the piece are decorated (front and back).
The cherry & gray combination is sober and elegant . The piece is not only a garment but also a collector's museum quality item.
Making a piece like this takes years of knowledge and weeks of dedication. With your shopping you support the work of indigenous families, with whom we work directly on a fair trade basis.
Note: The correct name for a poncho is jorongo or gabán, but for searching purposes we listed this piece as a poncho.
|SIZE||2.62 ft x 3 ft / 80Cm x92 Cm|
|REGION||Angahuan, Michoacan, Mexico|
|TECHNIQUE||Backstrap Loomed, hand knotted fringe.|
|COMMENTS||One of a kind.|
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