Ponchos Rojas

Poncho Jacket Huayruru Sleeves

Combination of a vintage poncho Huayruru (Red and black) from Achacachi, province of Omasuyos in La Paz, and a vintage Members Only 1980's leather jacket.

A typical Aymara textile where the dominant design feature is the stripe. It is believed that the stripes were inspired by the topography of the land, the horizontal levels as one traverses the Altiplano.

Vintage 1980's Members Only leather jacket. Sturdy black leatehr with black ribbed knit waist band and cuffs. Zip front with snapped placket.

These ponchos area a typical Aymara textile where the dominant design feature is the stripe. It is believed that the stripes were inspired by the topography of the land, the horizontal levels as one traverses the Altiplano.

The significance of colors is important to note. Huayruru (Aymara) and Wayruru (Quechua) is a small red and black seed believed to be a powerful good luck charm used by the Incas for protection. This protection is translated to the Huayruru Ponchos, as they were worn by the ‘Guerreros’. Red represents the blood that has been spilled during the fights for liberation, and the black represents death and the mourning for these fights.

These ponchos are also worn for ceremonies, religious acts such as the solstice, parades, and official acts.

Size marked:  M  40 ( Men's)

Measurements:

Chest: 21"

Shoulder: 20"

Waist:15"+ Elastic waist band

Length: 29 1/2" Sleeve: 22"


Size UNICA MEDIUM
Color NEGRO Y ROJO AMARILLO VERDE ROSADO BLANCO

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