August 11, 2009

carry-all

This local piece of fabric is called an "aguayo" and it is the Andean version of a carry-all, even to carry babies. Fournier's knits are brought to the workshop wrapped inside these colorful aguayos.

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A knitter from Potosi brings this merino aguayo with her finished pieces every week. She carries it on her back.

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2 comments:

  1. It is so lovely to see this beautiful indigenous fabric being used.

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  2. Yes, the colors area wonderful. They use it to carry their babies like they use the khanga in Kenya.

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