Bolivian Altiplano Hand-Plaited Andean Sling #1 - Camelid Fibre Construction

Item TB347     

This Item was Sold on 12 November 2014 for $39

Similar artifacts for sale are often found on the South American Artifacts web page.

Historical Pricing information for this item and similar artifacts can be found at: Historical Artifact Prices.

This item is an Andean hand-woven, hand-knitted, hand-crocheted and hand-braided sling made out of handspun llama and alpaca wools. The language group of the artisan is Aymara and the native name for this type is sling is " Q'urawa ". These slings are made in the Peruvian Puna south of Lake Titikaka in Bolivia. Northern Aymara slings are used mostly to herd and pasture llamas and sheep. In times of conflict these slings are used as stone-throwing weapons. This is a contemporary sling made in the late 1900s or early 2000s. This sling is very functional and strong enough to use for throwing Walnuts, Buckeyes, golf balls, stones and other forms of ammo. Please use this item responsibly.

Length = 175 cm ; Weight = 84 gm

How to Order | Back to: South American Artifacts | Collectable Artifacts | Historical Artifact Prices | contact: Ted Bailey