Vintage Embroidered Andean Colca Vest- Blue
Designer: Collagua -Indigenous Peruvian
Vintage Blue Embroidered Andean Colca Vest
This is our favorite piece in our whole collection! This one of kind vest just exudes so much creativity, beauty, talent, culture and diversity. Heavily embroidered folk vest from the Andean mountains in the Colca Valley of Peru, made by the Collagua people. Most likely 30+ years old but in spectacular condition.
The front has endless embroidered stories of animals, flowers and birds, the details are incredible and it's almost hard to keep up with all the charm. A mixture of free hand machine embroidery and appliqué using ribbon, lace and yarn. This piece is fully lined in satin and cotton with lace trim. Vintage, so please expect some wear.
A very special, hard to find folk collector's piece!
*This piece was purchased from the owner at a very reasonable price for both parties ensuring FAIR TRADE especially for the Quechuan owner in Peru. We had found this jacket in a small town in the Andean mountains in 2017. We cherish and respect it, as you should as well.
DRY CLEAN ONLY.
ACROSS SHOULDER: 6 1/2
ARMHOLE CIRCUM.: 17"
HEM CIRCUM.: 27"
ACROSS BACK: 20"