Frazada CXXXVIII

Blanket

Frazada CXXXVIII

Blanket

4'7" W x 5'11" H
Vintage
Bolivia
$540 Sale

Women from the indigenous Aymara group of Andean South America have practiced frazada weaving since pre-Colombian times. Weavers create... READ MORE

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Provenance

Vintage
Bolivia

Women from the indigenous Aymara group of Andean South America have practiced frazada weaving since pre-Colombian times. Weavers create colorful strips from hand-sheared sheep's wool on a backstrap loom. Then, two pieces are sewn together to create a frazada. Offering lively warmth and sturdy thickness, frazadas were originally used as blankets, created to protect against the chill of the Andean highlands. Today, these textiles are popular for their use as bright rugs and picnic blankets.

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This rug is finished with our signature gold plate.

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*Please note that as a unique, handmade blanket, no two pieces are ever exactly the same and color varies across monitors. Our website photos are a close representation of this work, but may not be identical to the piece you receive.

Provenance

Women from the indigenous Aymara group of Andean South America have practiced frazada weaving since pre-Colombian times. Weavers create colorful strips from hand-sheared sheep's wool on a backstrap loom. Then, two pieces are sewn together to create a frazada. Offering lively warmth and sturdy thickness, frazadas were originally used as blankets, created to protect against the chill of the Andean highlands. Today, these textiles are popular for their use as bright rugs and picnic blankets.