Aguayo from Sicasica, provincia of Aroma in La Paz.
Origins of the textiles from Sicasica are what we know today as the ahuayo Aymara.Textiles from this region have the 'pampa' or monochromatic area of the textile brown or black with a pallay that is stripped usually with one area decorated.
The geometric themes used are the diamonds, the 'S', the scissors and the triangulated hexagon.
Antique examples of these textiles also show the design features being triangles, birds, vizcachas and examples from the Colonial times have been woven with silver threads. Sicasica was once a very important center during the Inca empire.
The Aguayo, is a woven rectangular textile primarily used to carry things on the back or to cover the back. It is used to carry babies and therefore is larger than the llijlla. The dominant design feature for Aymara textiles is the stripe.
This is a vintage piece - this is a real aguayo that belonged to someone for likely decades. We take great care in hand selecting the pieces we choose and while for the most part they are in amazing conditions, these have been loved and used for many many years and therefore aren't perfect 'brandnew' items. We feel this adds to the beauty and uniqueness of these pieces, and we hope you do too.
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