Mapuche Ikat Poncho
Mapuche People, Southern Chile and Argentina
Late 19th century
Wool, Ikat technique, indigo dye.
Size: 49" long X 61 1/2" wide  (124 x 155 cm)
An exceptional Chief's poncho of "all over field pattern" in near perfect condition.
The banding around neck and outside borders us a rare feauture. 
For similar examples and an interpretation of the design please see our article, "From the Infinite Blue" in Hali Annual Number 1, 1994 by Vanessa Drake Moraga and Andres Moraga

Provenance:  A  New York private collection.


Mapuche Chief's Poncho