Vintage 40s South American finely woven wool poncho with fringe. Pull over style with open sides. A gorgeous example of the weaving styles of the Americas. Rustic & well-loved. This came from the estate of a UC Berkeley professor whose family imported coffee from South America. They traveled extensively throughout the region purchasing textiles from various tribes. A handwritten list of tribes to visit for different types of textiles was found among their belongings. This is a REALLY FINE example of traditional weaving & is likely from a Peruvian or Brazilian tribe. They kept it hanging on the wall as a work of art but it can also be worn.


32″ from shoulder to hem, not including fringe.

54.5″ from side to side when laid flat.

Size: Unmarked. Free Size.

Maker: Unmarked. Possibly from Peru.

Materials: Unmarked. VERY finely woven Wool.

Condition: This piece is old & very well loved. Has a dusty smell from being displayed for years. Lots of stains on both sides. Missing some fringe here & there. See photos for examples of stains. Well-loved. Condition in keeping with age.

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