Mantle (Llacota)

Mantle (Llacota)

Culture
Aymara
Country
Bolivia, Potosi, Bolivia, department
mantle
woven camelid fiber
Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Lael Johnson
2012.335
. Mantle (Llacota). woven camelid fiber. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Lael Johnson. 2012.335.
Dimensions
height: 40 1/2 in, 102.8700 cm; width: 49 in, 124.4600 cm; stretcher height: 42 1/2 in, 107.9500 cm; stretcher width: 51 in, 129.5400 cm
Department
Textile Art and Fashion
Collection
Textile Art and Fashion-Ancient and Latin American Art
Woven on a backstrap loom and created without any cut edges, the llacota is an ancient garment style worn like a cloak by Aymara men. The striped pattern reveals the wearer’s place of origin (probably the department of Potosí). Antique llacotas are carefully preserved for wear on ceremonial occasions such as weddings.
Known Provenance
Purchased around 1980 in Bolivia by William Siegal [Santa Fe, NM]; gifted December 2012 by Lael Johnson [Santa Fe, NM, b. 1938] via William Siegal to the Denver Art Museum
Exhibition History
  • "Cover Story," May 17, 2013 - April 27, 2014 (DAM)