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  • Peru
  • poncho, 1968
  • Where object was made: Ayacucho, Peru
  • alpaca wool, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 173 x 168 cm height taken while unfolded
    Object Height/Width: 68 1/8 x 66 1/8 in height taken while unfolded
  • Gift of Barbara Waggoner
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6943

The square poncho is woven in two strips. It has a seam down the middle, with a slit for the head. It has rounded corners. It has narrow vertical light brown, white, and brown stripes and a light brown and white striped edging.

It was typically worn by rich landlords.