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Chile

Longko Poncho

€1.350,00 EUR

Used by a Longko, who is a Mapuche authority. Woven with sheep wool in witral with staggered and vertical lines that are made by tightly tying certain areas of the warp, thus, the tied parts prevent the dye from coloring those areas, resulting in white and colored areas like those seen in this piece.

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Product information

Location of Origin
Chile

Community
Mapuche

Techniques

  • Vertical loom

Materials

  • Sheep wool

Dimensions

160x140 cm

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More about this piece

Location of Origin

Chile

Community

Mapuche

Techniques

  • Vertical loom

Materials

  • Sheep wool

Dimensions

160x140 cm

Chile

A unique piece from Mapuche

Traditionally used by a longko, an authority of great social and symbolic importance within the Mapuche world, this blanket was woven with sheep's wool on a witral (traditional Mapuche loom, also called vertical loom), using the trarikanmakuñ technique; staggered and vertical lines that are made by tightly tying certain areas of the warp. Thus, the tied parts prevent the dye from coloring those areas, resulting in white and colored areas like those seen in this piece. Subsequently, the düwekafe (Mapuche master weavers) assemble the dyed warps again on the vertical loom; As the plot progresses, the drawing appears