ITEM 12893

Chief’s Poncho, Cacique trarican macuñ

Mapuche people, Chile
19th early 20th century
Wool; ikat
116 x 132 cm / 46 x 52 in
$9,000

The Mapuche fiercely resisted the incursions of the Incas and Spanish, preserving their ancient Araucanian culture and language. The stepped polygon pattern seen in white on this poncho is a sacred motif, sanitran, also observed as petroglyphs in the Patagonian Andes of Chile and Argentina. This weaving features a fabulous ‘hand,’ with great wool, deep indigo color saturation and is in excellent condition.

INQUIRY
VIEW ALL
Privacy Settings
We use cookies to enhance your experience while using our website. If you are using our Services via a browser you can restrict, block or remove cookies through your web browser settings. We also use content and scripts from third parties that may use tracking technologies. You can selectively provide your consent below to allow such third party embeds. For complete information about the cookies we use, data we collect and how we process them, please check our Privacy Policy
Youtube
Consent to display content from Youtube
Vimeo
Consent to display content from Vimeo
Google Maps
Consent to display content from Google