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Inner Poncho / Unko


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Q’ero men wear these traditional inner ponchos which are seamed at the sides under the arms. They are not as bulky as the outer poncho.This stunning unko is lined with thin bands of chunchu symbols and is woven by Yobana Champi Apasa of natural alpaca fibers. Unlike many unkos, the neck opening and arm openings are large enough for westerners. The openings can be expanded easily.   Width around the chest:  57.5 in. circumference.  Length shoulder to hem:  30.5 in. long . [77.5 cm]
The unko is quite comfortable. It can be machine washed in cold water using a mild detergent, such as Woolite, on gentle cycle. Hang to dry.  It is very handsome and “dressy” with a long sleeved white shirt or other solid colored shirt.
Watch the story of how your textile was created in the Q’ero Nation and it’s journey to your hands and heart.  Weaving the the Q’ero Nation
Learn more about the Q’ero people and how your purchase helps Q’ero communities.  Heart Walk Foundation
Watch videos about Q’ero Life in the Andes.