A beautiful old traditional Peruvian Native Indian Cloak TUPU or shawl clasp from around 1900. This is large Tupu being 8" in length with the widest point at 3 1/4". A lliklla (Quechua, is a rectangular, handwoven shoulder cloth. It is worn by Quechua women of the Andes region in Bolivia and Peru. Traditionally it is fastened at the front using a decorated pin called tupu. A q'ipirina is similar to a lliklla but larger, worn over the back to carry small children or all sorts of products and knotted at the front.
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At Molloy's of Milford Antiques Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
Specialists in Pacific Islands Items, Victoriana, And a Fascinating Range of General Collectibles
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