Old Bolivian Aymara Quechua
Indian Coca Medicine Bag

This is a beautiful traditional sacred coca bag called a Tari or chuspa from the Orura area of the Bolivian Andes. The Aymara/Quechua cultures use these bags for the collection and carrying of the sacred coca leaf. This Coca bag once belonged to a woman shaman, also referred to as a bruja, or witch by the Aymara, who carried not only the sacred coca leaf, but other medicinal herbs for therapies and folk medicinal uses. The pouch has been finely hand woven with sheep and llama wool and features the wonderful ancient image of a woman. The bag has lost it's strap to time, otherwise it is in good used condition with some minor fraying at the bottom. Framed, or displayed, this is a beautiful bag for any textile collection!

Measurement: Approx. 14 1/2 " x 13"


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