CHOSEN AND DEVOTED WOMEN OF THE INCAS


 There were called the AKLLAKUNA-
Girls were considered to come of age at 14, at which age some were sent to Cuzco for special training to become akllakuna. These were women who devoted their lives to spinning and weaving for the sun and the Inca state. The akllakuna were the only girls who received formal education, they would be taught religious studies as well as weaving. As well as weaving ritual garments, their duties would include serving ritual food for the gods. 

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