AWAYO SLIDE SERIE
The Bolivian Awayo is an andean traditional fabric. The canvas is composed of two hand-woven bands joined in the edges.
This fabric is used by indigenous communities of the Andes in Ecuador,
Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina.
In the past, different textures of the fabric were used to identify different
ethnic groups and social status within the Andean culture, as there was no writing alphabet.
Even today, the Awayo fabric is probably the most fascinating handicraft product of the Andean populations. The canvas
are often authentic artworks made using traditional techniques, which are remained unchanged.
Women use the Awayo canvas wrapped over their shoulders, so to carry any kind of things: fruits, vegetables, wood, or their own baby.