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A woman weaving yarn in a village in Peru's Sacred Valley

We got an opportunity to visit the community of Cúper Bajo, near the Inca archeological complex of Chinchero in the Peruvian highlands. The women of the community demonstrated how they make beautiful woven textiles – from shearing alpaca wool to dyeing using natural colors to spinning the yarn to weaving on a backstrap loom. This allows the women to maintain their identity, preserve textile traditions and earn an independent income. They truly work as a community as they share their income.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2019
Date Uploaded: 09.2019
Photo Location: Chinchero, Peru
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © G J