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Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.

Fine Art Mexican Poncho Overcoat Backstrap Loomed by Indigenous People

$950.00 USD
TH2001

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.

TECHNICAL DATA

SIZE 2.62 ft x 3 ft / 80Cm x92 Cm
MADE OF 100%Wool.
REGION Angahuan, Michoacan, Mexico
ETHNIC GROUP Purépecha.
TECHNIQUE Backstrap Loomed, hand knotted fringe.
COMMENTS One of a kind. 
CARE Dry Clean. 

 

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