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Bolivian Mestana / Awayo Cloth

$275.00
SKU: txm0046

Product Dimensions: 42 x 47 in

Availability: In stock

Only 1 left

Quick Overview:

Hand woven awayo believed to be from the Bolivian Andes. Made of sheep's wool in a beautiful color palate. This gently used cloth comes to us from the home of a private collector.  Woven into the center bands are the motifs of various birds. Bound on all four sides. Perfect for your mesa or ceremonial cloth.

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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.

Additional Information

Custom Stock Status N/A