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ruana (overgarment)
  • Inga (Sibundoy) peoples
  • ruana (overgarment), late 1800s–1962
  • Where object was made: Sibundoy, Putumayo, Colombia
  • cotton, wool?, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 103 x 104.5 cm height measured while doubled as worn
    Object Height/Width: 40 9/16 x 41 1/8 in height measured while doubled as worn
  • Gift of Orvel A. Criqui, on behalf of Dr. William Nolan
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6742
Description

The poncho-like garment is made from two strips of woven cloth, sewn together with a hole left for the head. The unbleached cotton stripes alternate with red stripes with thin vertical white lines within and flanked by black and blue lines. The outermost red stripes on the garment have thin blue stripes.