Wool Poncho Serape from Momostenango Guatemala Hand Spun & Woven Natural Wool

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Wool Poncho Serape with hood from Momostanango Guatemala hand Woven, hand Spun Natural Wool. The weaving is known as " chamarras" It has depiction of Guatemala's national bird the " Quetzal" on the front and back. These serapes are super warm and comfortable. I bought this one is 1976 on one of my trips to Guatemala in a very remote hard to reach town of Momostenango in the Western Highlands. (momo = wool, stenango = the place. In the Mayan language of that area.) The town is high in the mountains where it get down to freezing at night.

The condition of this piece I am offer is good but shows some signs of age. I used to wear this one until I bought myself another one. There were a few holes in the hood which I have repaired. The holes were most likely cause from getting caught up in clothes hangers. There are some area were the wool has worn a bit thin. This wool is not processed. You can still feel the lanolin, which if perfect for repelling water!.It is spun by hand in the villages and woven with natural colors, no dyes involved.

It is a perfect Hippie Boho look and perfect to wear to winter sports events. It is like wearing a blanket.

Item Details

Reference #:
9744
Quantity
0
Category
Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
Department
Collectibles
Year
1970's
Dimensions
(Width x Height X Depth)
x x
Weight
Unknown
Condition
good, few repairs made
Material
wool