• Image of Bolivian Wool Frazadas
  • Image of Bolivian Wool Frazadas
  • Image of Bolivian Wool Frazadas
  • Image of Bolivian Wool Frazadas
  • Image of Bolivian Wool Frazadas

These gorgeous, richly colored wool textiles, called frazadas, hail from the Andes mountains in Bolivia. They are handspun and handwoven from sheep's wool by indigenous Aymara villagers, according to methods that have been honed over many hundreds of years. These frazadas are traditionally used as blankets to help keep out the cold mountain air, but they are durable enough to be used as rugs, which is good news for those of us in warmer climes. Each frazada is handwoven in two separate panels, which are then joined together with yarn in complementary colors; this creates a central seam that adds beautiful texture to the weaving. As each frazada is handmade, they are not a uniform size, but they are all roughly 58 x 68 inches. Our current selection of vibrantly striped colorways is pictured below. Refer to the last image when selecting a frazada for a detail of the pattern.