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Backpacking - Quechua - Lookbook Printemps / Été 2016

Polleras, and a majority of Quechua garments worn by men, women and children are decorated with lots of colour, and detailed embellishments. Each Quechua region has a different pattern that makes it distinct when compared to the other regions.

Traditional Quechua women dress is a mixture of styles from Pre-Spanish days and Spanish Colonial peasant dress. It varies greatly, depending on the region of Peru. In some communities they do very intricate embroidery on skirts, and some use buttons, beads and flowers to adorn hats and jackets. Lliclla - a small rectangular handwoven shoulder cloth fastened at the front using a tupu, a decorated pin. K'eperina : a larger rectangular carrying cloth worn over the back and knotted in front.

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