Llijlla from Tinkipaya, province of Tomás Frías in Potosí.
Tinkipaya textiles are described as being easily recognized as they "shine" due to the particular use and placement of colors and their use of light and shadow. They use stars and eyes in their designs which are most often placed within zigzagging bands called kutinaku.
The Llijllas are from the Quechua regions of Bolivia, which are located in the central, southern regions and around some areas near the Lake Titicaca. They are rectangular shaped and are worn by women as a shawl pined on the front with a topo (pin), and like the Aguayos, they are also used to carry babies as well as any other goods.
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.