Sakaka - Rectangulo

Sakaka - Rectangulo

Made from a Liijlla  (Quechua for a square shawl made of two handwoven strips joined edge to edge, it's a multipurpose weave used to carry babies, food or just about anything) from Sakaka, province of Charcas, northern Potosí.


Textiles from this region are made with a very unique and complex technique. The pebble weave, which is the true reverisble design that appears alone or in combination with other patterns.


Textiles from San Sakaka tend to be woven with more 'traditional' motifs unlike the textiles form Llallagua that are from the same region, but tend to be more moodern. It is important to obseve that the Llijllas  from these areas only have the pallay ( (area of the textile with designs and patterns ) in the middle of the textile around the stitching of the two pieces, and the borders are left only lines of colors.


Textiles from this region are also characterized by framing the pallay in small squares that are reminiscent of Inca designs, known as tocapus


Motifs vary from:

Geometric - jagged diamonds, jagged zizgags or floral diamond, inca stars

Birds - open winged eagles, condors, pelicans, mountrous birds

Animals - tigers, horses






  • Product Info

    This is a vintage piece - Made form a Llijlla that is 100% sheep's wool and dyed with natural dyes and woven on a ground loom. It 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. 

  • Dimensions

    Length: 18”(46cm)  Width: 18”(46cm)

  • Pillow Insert

    Pillow sold with or with out insert. If insert is desired add an extra $30.00

    Inserts are down feather filled ( real goose and duck feathers)

  • Care

    Hand wash cold with wool or mild detergent, Dry flat.

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