The awayo is a strong and colorful textile typical of Andean culture. It is traditional for the indigenous 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.