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Wool providers of the High Andes

Edited photographer note: A Quechua woman from the village of Qenqo herds the town's llamas, alpacas and sheep home for the night from grazing in the Peruvian highlands. This task is shared by the women of the village, who still dress in traditional Andean textiles all the while hand-spinning wool as they walk.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Qenqo, Peru
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Copyright: © Erika Skogg
Awards
Photo of the Day: 01.08.16