Faja Belt Llallawa Grande
Faja 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 faja is worn by women, men and children. They are called chumpi in Quechua and huaka in Aymara.
This is a vintage piece - this is a real faja 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.