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Vintage Peruvian ‘Chuspa’ Coca Bag

50.00 AUD

Traditionally used to carry coca leaves in the Peruvian Andes since the time of the Inca, these exquisitely handwoven vintage llama wool chuspa bags were not easy to track down during my travels in Peru.
Worn around the neck, they’re an essential part of traditional coca leaf ceremonies, have historically been found in sacred offering sites of the Andes, and are a piece of wearable art that look utterly fabulous thrown over a poncho, or indeed a simple plain tee or jumper with jeans.
I like to use mine to carry small crystals, talismans and oils that make me feel safe and grounded on my travels. But really, some lip ointment and a cheeky iPhone would be acceptable too.

Out of stock


Condition: Vintage, with some slight imperfections.
Material: Llama wool handwoven in Peru. 11cm wide, 25cm long, strap 95cm long (can be knotted to adjust length).

** Pieces features in Nina’s Bazaar are vintage, pre-loved or handmade one-offs so there may be imperfections which add to the character of each piece.


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