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Bolivian Mestana / Awayo Cloth


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Bolivian Mestana / Awayo Cloth

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Our hand woven awayo is believed to be from the Bolivian Andes. Made of sheep's wool in a beautiful color palate. An awayo is a traditional woven cloth used for multiple purposes by the indigenous people of the Bolivian altiplano.  These cloths are woven on a backstrap loom and generally come in rich, vibrant colors with traditional symbols and designs.This gently used cloth comes to us from the home of a private collector.  Perfect for your mesa or ceremonial ground cloth.

SKU: txm0043
  • Product Size:
  • 42" L x 36" W

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The awayo is a strong and colorful textile typical of Andean culture. It is traditional for the indigenious people to carry their babies on their backs secured by an awayo. The colors of the awayo and the type of designs express different the histories and customs of different regions and communities. The material, symbols, colors and weaving techniques are traditions passed down from generation to generation within communities. As a representative of its culture, the awayo represents movement, pace of life, proximity, support, food and shelter, roots, dignity and affection.