Vicuña wool poncho from mid 20th century, Peru
The wool of the vicuña is one of the rarest, finest and most expensive fibre in the world. Each individual Vicuña hair is super fine and smooth which creates a highly reflective quality.
This unique poncho from Peru is vintage from the mid-20th Century. As you can see from the photos, it bear the marks of time and of their prior Andean owners. Ponchos were used to combat the crisp air of the high mountain altiplano. This is a gorgeous piece of art and of history that deserve a future of continued use and appreciation.