Rural and Urban Handmade Clothing and Accessories
A great number of ponchos made of silk, cotton and wool were traded around the Argentinean territory from 1825 to 1930. Made in industrial English looms, they copied Creole designs, tastes and styles. Used by our Indians, Creoles and gauchos, it became popular in the 18th century, to remain so to this day.
Vicuña, llama, alpaca, guanaco and sheep wool were the raw materials used by skilled weavers who added their creativity, colour and skilfullnes to make special every poncho worn by the inhabitants of the areas from the Río de la Plata to the Andes and from the Puna territory to Tierra del Fuego province.
Director of the José Hernández Folk Art Museum: Felicitas Luna.
Production, realization, photos and videos: Analía Piombino
Communication and Promotion of Craftmanship: Paola Fritz.
Script: Mirta Bialogorski y Juliana Lozada.
Translation: Ana Clara Fridman.
Models: Morena Magallanes, Fernando Onega and Jorgelina De Biase Echeverría.
Make-up: Lorena Rubinsztain.
Documentation: Abel Carrizo.
Conservation: Rubén Romero.
Research: Ximena Elizabe.
Translation: Gisela Piombino