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Coca bag from Amantani, Puno region. Peru
Material: sheep wool, woven
Dimensions: approx. 17 cm x 21 cm.
Carrier approx. 130 cm
Fringe decoration 8 cm
Woven shoulder bags:
These woven bags, mostly called coca bags, are also used by the local population to transport coca leaves (as well as other small items).
They are still woven in traditional handwork on hand looms. Every ethnic group that is descendant of the Incas in Amantani / Puno has its own pattern. Despite the Spanish influence, these patterns have retained their originality. Working on a single bag can take up to two weeks (depending on the pattern).
Amantani. Here the traditional patterns of the Incas are used for handicrafts.