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Spinning is an activity practiced by girls while doing other things, such as pasturing animals.

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The wool is preferably washed while on the still on the sheep to facilitate spinning.

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The most senior person, or yaya, performs the t’ypiy, which consists of tearing the threads.

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Lliclla means shawl or blanket (manta). It is a square shape formed by sewing two long strips together.

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This is a kind of women’s jacket made from plain weave wool fabric. The jacket is adorned with beads, buttons, embroidery, and ribbons (Callañaupa Alvarez 2015). According to Vidal de Milla (2000), in the Cusco region these textiles traditionally…

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This woven belt or strap is typically worn by women, although men may employ it to hold their pants up.

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This is a special, not commonly seen textile. It is a coca bag with a woven-in pocket which holds the mineral lime that is chewed along with the coca leaves. The warps are longer in the area where the little pocket is made.

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Q’ero motifs store temporal ideas not only about daily time (tracing the movement of the sun and moon), but also annual time (indicating seasons), and beyond.

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This design illustrates the idea of furrows. A furrow is a trench created by using a plow. Creating a furrow prepares the ground for planting or irrigating.

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Sometimes called pebble weave. It is also used for weaving belts and straps, but it can also be incorporated as a pattern stripe in a wider fabric.