Traveling Bolivia Through
the Wonders of Weaving
Weavings and artifacts from the collection of Kathy Barth
|The above photos are representative of (from left): awayos - [a carrying cloth used by men and women to carry babies, firewood or food; also as a shawl or blanket]; fullos - a blanket woven with very thick yarn as two panels, sewn together in the middle; ponchos - a cape formed by two woven rectangles sewn together, leaving an opening for the head.|
|The photo on the left shows the traditional garb of a weaver from the Potosi area; center shows the traditional garb of a weaver from the Tarabuco area; right is the traditional dress a male would wear to the tinku (Quechua for 'gathering').|
Left: an awayo, faja (belt
or sash); poncho, faja, honda (slingshot) and another faja.
uspas, or bags, to hold coca leaves, money and other small items.
Right: Chulos - hats, the most personal item of clothing to indigenous people.
|A number of people were on hand for the Artist Reception held Thursday, June 24. Kathy's talk was colorful and interesting, with many anecdotes of her time spent in Bolivia thrown in. Members of the Little Sioux Spinners and Weavers, of which Kathy is also a member, were on hand to demonstrate their craft.|
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