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This skirt, called a pollera, may be worn in multiples and is made of hand-spun plain weave wool or, sometimes, commercial fabric.

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Young girls are first exposed to these ideas in childhood, when they begin making jakimas (narrow woven ribbons)

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To wind, skein, and ply, single strands of yarn are first rolled into balls, and then skeined and washed.

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This design represents a river using the ley technique. Water is vital for sustaining life and is represented in weavers' designs in many different ways .

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This design signifies a field or furrow. A furrow is a trench created by using a plow.

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This design is a zig zag pattern that symbolizes a single-bladed plow.

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This design refers to rose flowers.

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This design represents the pacay fruit.

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This design means rose flowers.

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This design refers to a flower from the other side.