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Knitting Co-ops in the Sacred Valley, Peru
Every color is represented in hand-dyed alpaca wool yarn, which hang in a rainbow from the stucco wall. Four to five women demonstrate yarn washing, dying, and knitting techniques passed down generation to generation, mostly orally. At these cooperatives, the demonstration is followed by shopping. And when viewing the bags, table runners, sweaters, and scarves, one appreciates the intense work and time required to make each colorful piece.
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Incan Ruins Chinchero, Peru
Small Andean village at sunset with beautiful views overlooking the Sacred Valley of the Incas with snow topped mountain peaks.
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Chinchero District, Peru