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Chullu (Ch'ullu, Chullus)

"Chullu" is the name for a type of indigenous Andean hat. Traditionally, Chullus are woven from llama or alpaca wool in colorful patterns, and are distinctive for their long earflaps. Ch'ullu is the native name for this kind of a cap in the language of the Quechua tribe. The same kind of hat is known as lluch'u in Aymara.

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Here are links to some online resources about chullus:

 Traditional Quechua Clothing
 Wikipedia: Chullu Hat

Here are links to our webpages about the Andean tribes and languages:

 Quechua language
 Aymara language
 Andean culture area
 Languages of Peru
 South American Indian tribes

Here are a few good books about chullus:
 Indigenous Andean Hats and Headdresses: Tradition, Identity, and Symbolism
 Andean Folk Knitting: Traditions and Techniques from Peru and Bolivia

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