Animal designs woven into textile pieces are common in the weaving communities in the Cusco region. Some weavings show the entire animal, such as llamas, horses, snakes and fish. Others represent a stylized part of an animal such as tails, ribs, teeth or footprints. There are many designs of birds: condors, hummingbirds, ducks, and pigeons. The position of the birds in relation to each other conveys added meaning. It is said birds facing each other, touching beaks or feeding each other represent feelings of love and affection of the weaver for the person who receives the cloth. These designs are seen woven into textiles which are given as gifts at traditional Quechua weddings.
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