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Aguayo 01

1.00 x 1.10 approx.

Aguayo of alpaca.

The Llicllas or Aguayos.

These rectangular textiles are formed by two parts sewn in the middle, adorned with "pallai" or friezes, on their outer side edges and or on the middle where they have been sewn.

It is an absolutely feminine garment. Different measures vary according to the age of those who wear them. The name of Lliclla and Awayo designates the same garment. Lliclla is the word in Aymara and Awayo in Quechua language.

They are used as everyday clothes throughout the Puna. It is also a functional garment that allows the transport of food, clothing and children.

They can be woven in sheep's wool, alpaca, llama and also cotton. The drawings vary according to the regions of the Andean world.