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Antique Ñawi Chuspa

Antique Ñawi Chuspa

Regular price $230.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $230.00 USD
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History: Traditionally this Chuspa, small purse held coca leaves, that were exchanges with strangers, or friends as a for of greeting. This pieces shows the intricate Ñawi Awapa, "eye boarder" that was applied to the edge of the purse and makes up the strap. This waving is thought to have special protective powers. The geometric shapes on both sides of the purse symbolize the Titikaka Lake. 

Age: Early 20th Century

Material: 100% hand-made, wool

Dimensions: width 7",  length (without fringes) 5", strap lentgh 18"

Origin: Paratia, Laka Titikaka region, Peru

Garment Condition Chart

Vintage - Pieces that date as far back as the early 20th century

Very Good - Expected signs of wear, with consideration of the age, but no damage.

Good - Garment shows signs of wear, like small tears, or stains, but overall intact.

Fair - Piece of vintage that is most likely not wearable, but could serve as a fantastic inspiration piece.

Antique - Pieces that date back to the early 20th century, or older, therefor extremely rare and precious. All idiosyncrasies, including wear, mending, stains, and tears are part of the story of the fabric and overall art piece. 

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Care Instructions

We recommentd drycleaning, or hand-washing for all products.

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