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Lliklla Mestana Cloth

Peruvian Andean Lliklla Mestana Cloth


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Peruvian Andean Lliklla Mestana Cloth

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This sturdy mestana cloth is hand woven and features traditional Peruvian Andean motifs in its vertical bands. The designs are woven to produce an image with positive color and weave effect on one side and opposite color and weave effect of the same image on the reverse, making it beautiful on both sides. Makes a fitting cloth for your personal altar or mesa bundle. Four edges are finished with a simple sewn on edging. This cloth is gently used and may show some sign of use from its previous owner. From the women weavers in the high Andes mountains of Peru.

SKU: txm0045
  • Product Size:
  • 26" L x 21" W

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Lliklla is the Quechua word for manta, a square piece of cloth formed by joining together two long woven pieces at a center seam. Widths determine its usage and size varies from region to region. Worn as a mantle across the shoulders, a lliklla protects one's back from the cold and can be used to carry all manner of things, including babies. Some are simple sturdy textiles used in agriculture, but for special occasions, they're woven of fine threads with complex designs and vivid colors and embellishments.