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Aqsu Llallagua

Aqsu Llallagua

Aqsu from Llallawa, province of Rafael Bustillo in Potosi.


Llallawa textiles are characterized by framing the pallay in small squares that are reminiscent of Inca designs. These designs display a wide range of iconagraphy that represent the modern daily life as well as traditional repertoire. 


Modern icons such as, planes, trains, automobiles, helicopters and bicycles, are woven together with birds, vizcachas, mythical animals dating back to the Incas, the 8 sided star and baroque gardlands found in colonial paintings.


The Aqsu is typically worn by women, is a rectangle formed by two pieces that are asymmetrical showing the main design on the lower half . It is pinned on the shoulders by a topo (pin) and used with a faja (belt) around the waist.

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