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Fabric2 of 35Balochistan camel saddlebags 1800's Partial repost!FLORAL ART SIGN PC
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Posted 8 months ago

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toracat
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Hello! This is almost as old as Blunderbuss and walksoftly! 1300-1400 from Ica Peru. The Spanish Army defeated Incas there in about 1563! I spent a lot of time in Peru! Great food! Walked Inca trail to Machu Picchu, crossed Lake Titicaca, Nazca Lines, ate cui! (guinea pigs), blue corn drink! (Chica Morado). Coca Tea, Piso! MAYBE this belonged to a Chief, or high Priest, or Very Rich Incan MASCOT collector!!! EH!!! haha The red dye is Cochineal, which is a bug, other colors are vegetable dyes! The bug is now farmed on cactus as great demand for this pretty natural dye! Thanks for looking! Adios! Don I have other paper on this also!

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  1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 months ago
    BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
  2. toracat toracat, 8 months ago
    Thank you SEAN !
  3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 months ago
    Your very welcome Don!
  4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 8 months ago
    You say the nicest things Tora! I made that actually.
  5. toracat toracat, 8 months ago
    You are a great weaver and friend!
  6. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 8 months ago
    Thanks Tora but maybe not such a good weaver. It was supposed to be an athletic supporter but there was a lot of stump-juice & leaves being passed around that day.
  7. walksoftly walksoftly, 8 months ago
    I've always loved this, you always remember your first!
    B'buss is pulling your leg, I made that to sleep on when I was a baby.
  8. valentino97 valentino97, 8 months ago
    Tora - a friend made that same hike to Machu Picchu and saw a spirit on the way. Did you? Love this textile. Haven't been to Peru yet but will someday.
  9. toolate2 toolate2, 8 months ago
    Great story Don! Love the textile...
  10. toracat toracat, 8 months ago
    Peru and Inca trail was special, then you went without a guide! I did not see a spirit but felt one inside! Really!!!
  11. valentino97 valentino97, 8 months ago
    Yes - he didn't have a guide either, I think he went in 1980 and he was quite the backpacker, Tall, blonde and very handsome. Always got attention and mostly good experiences. I'm sure he still does but doubt if he has that head of hair anymore. Anyway he read up on it first and found out that ....pilgrims making the long hike would sometimes be visited along the way by friendly spirits....and he said he did. Two local guys talked w/him and walked a little way and then they disappeared.
  12. toracat toracat, 8 months ago
    I was there about 82 or 83. I walked with an Aussie and a very tall Dutch man, names were Peter and Erick! thanks!

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