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Sunday, June 15, 2008

The Aguayo

The Aguayo is a native textile made by native indian women, it is difficult to create and done using primitive methods. These native Aguayos are done using alpaca, sheep or llama wool, which are colored using natural colorings with bright colores.

Each of these Aguayos tell the story of a community or includes symbols which are original to their culture using colors, techniques and designs which make each community different from the others.

Currently, artisans are creating Aguyaos with synthetic fibers, these are no longer done by had but instead using industrial methods. These synthethic Aguyaos are used to create bags, table cloths, bed cloths, etc which are sold in the handicraft markets and are bougth by locals and tourists.

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