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Lluchu (Lluch'u, Lluchus)

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

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Here are links to some online resources about lluchus:

 Traditional Aymara Attire: Poncho and Lluch'u
 Wikipedia: Chullo Hat

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

 Aymara language
 Quechua language
 Aymara people
 Inca civilization
 Andean region
 Languages of Peru
 South American Indian tribes

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

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