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Ahuayo (Ahuayos)

"Ahuayo" is the name for a type of indigenous Andean carrying sling. Ahuayos are usually woven from the wool of llamas or alpacas, and decorated in brightly colored stripes. Women frequently use ahuayos to carry young children on their backs, but they are also used like backpacks to carry items to market or any other type of load.

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Here are links to some online resources about ahuayos:

 In Bolivia, Strollers Compete With Baby Slings
 The Ahuayo: Ancient Andean Wisdom for Moms
 Wikipedia: Ahuayo

Here are links to our webpages about the Andean tribes and languages:
 Aymara language
 Quechua language
 Aymara tribe
 Quechua tribe
 Andean community
 Peruvian language
 Native South American

Here are a few good books about ahuayos:
 Woven Stories: Andean Textiles and Rituals
 The Andean Science of Weaving

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