Guanaco Wool Poncho
Poncho, made of a simple square with a hole cut for the head and finished to selvage with wool bias. Found in South America, the Guanaco is related to the Llama and the Alpaca and produces a soft wool second only to Vicuna. Its color varies little compared to other camelids and is shades of browns to rust brown with a white underbelly. Striped using the natural wool colors, this simple local pattern poncho is typical of the area.
Circa: early 20th century
Material: Guanaco wool
Condition: some soiling along the edges, good
Dimensions: 60" x 73" open, 60" x 36" folded as poncho.
Inventory number: WR3805