from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A many-colored wrap or rectangular piece of woolen cloth used by the Indian women of Bolivia for carrying their children on the back. Compare
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- noun A
rectangularpiece of patterned cloth, used in traditional South Americancommunities to carry children, goods, etc.
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"I was afraid to use the aguayo, I didn't know how," she says.
"For young people, going out in the street with an aguayo on your back is looked down on," she says.
After the movie, Condori explains that while she's not willing to give up the stroller, she's believes she can carry her baby in an aguayo and also be modern.
She believes shunning the aguayo would be like ignoring the family's indigenous roots.
In the film, almost every woman is carrying an aguayo.
When Lourdes Condori, 25, found out she was pregnant with her son Kevin, she decided she didn't want to carry him in an aguayo - the colorful Andean weaving indigenous Bolivians use to carry everything from groceries and clothing, to babies.
According to Patricia, the finished aguayo will become a part of family life.
"Inside the aguayo, you carry coca leaves, food, something to drink," Patricia says.
"Even now, a lot of people prefer to put their baby in a stroller, because it's better received than an aguayo."
A young child wrapped in an aguayo, a traditional sling, on mother's back in La Paz, Bolivia.