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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Traditional Incan Textile Dyeing

A Quechua woman dyes wool with traditional natural dyes. Instead of commercial and synthetic dyes, these women have reverted to using ecologicially responsible sources from the Andes for their dyes, such as plant matter, fungi, and even insects!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2013
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Chincerro, Peru
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
Copyright: © Chandan Banerjee