Matrimonial Chuspa, Coca Leaf Bag 10802
Aymara Indian, Pacajes, Bolivia
Alpaca; complimentary warp patterning
19th Century, Former Ellen Werner Collection
15.5 x 9.5 in/39 x 24 cm

An exceptionally finely woven bag with delicate geometric patterns, all natural dyes with a strong emphasis on the red tones, derived from cochineal, an insect dye of the Andes. This bag was part of a wedding day costume.