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Textile crafts Charazani – La Paz

Textile crafts Charazani
Textile crafts Charazani

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Coordinates UTM N 8323892 – E 502092
Altitude 3227 m.a.s.l..
Temperature Min. 3.7 OC – Max. 21 OC

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Textile crafts Charazani – La Paz

Textiles in the Charazani municipality is one of the best cultural examples of the ancestral heritage of the region. It is an expression of the manual dexterity of the settlers and trace the ethnic and social identity of the Kallawaya synthesizing the worldview and the deep knowledge of the natural environment.

The tissues as well as products with commercial value are also cultural symbols, used as a form of communication. The figurative symbolism and the variety of designs integrate with representations of animals, flora and other characteristic motifs. Women are the carriers of knowledge about procedures, techniques of spinning and treatment of the wool of sheep and llama on rustic looms. Garments with greater commercial value are ponchos, aguayos, Shapewear, chuspas, handles, Ribbons for the hair and lIuchus that are also used in social events, religious festivals and rituals.

SELF-GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT OF PEACE
MINISTRY OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND INDUSTRIAL PROCESSING
DIRECTORATE OF CULTURE AND TOURISM
TOURISM UNIT

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