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Wool Hangings

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2007 18:59:57 -0400 (CLT)

Just hung some woven fabric "things" on the wall (I think they're small
carpets, but that seems a bit odd - perhaps they're just made to sell to
people like me - they're labelled "Lama Chica D.B.", but I have no idea
what "Lama" means (or D.B.)).  They were made by Dominga Caullan (a member
of the Assocn. of Indigenous Weavers Lavkenche), in Ponotro (Bio Bio
region?) and dyed with Michay (Berberis Darwinii, a dark lilac colour and
a popular hedging shrub in the UK, apparently) and Pillo Pillo (Ovidia
Andina, yellow).

Pillo pillo - http://www.chilebosque.cl/shrb/oandi.html
Michay - http://www.chilebosque.cl/shrb/bechil.html

That little plant gives a surprisingly yellow dye.

Andrew

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