Inspired by Giulia’s film photos, I edited my photos from the Parobamba dye workshop to look…

Parobamba Dye Workshop

Parobamba Dye Workshop

Inspired by Giulia’s film photos, I edited my photos from the Parobamba dye workshop to look like film photos as well. You can see her lovely photos at http://giulialostambec.tumblr.com.  (more…)

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28.08.14

Those who weave together, dye together.

Those who weave together, dye together.

Huaran Dye Workshop

Huaran Dye Workshop

Alpaca, wool, & rock ‘n roll.  (more…)

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19.08.14

Huaran

Huaran-26

Two weeks ago we visited the community of Huaran to pick up an order! The women here were very friendly and organized.  (more…)

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10.08.14

Chasing Waterfalls

Quillabamba, Part 2

Good morning, Quillabamba.

Good morning, Quillabamba.

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07.08.14

Electric Feel

Quillabamba, Part 1

After a less than stellar date last Friday night, I had about an hour to throw some clothes in my backpack and meet Steph, Eli, & Giulia at Paddy’s Pub. We sat there with our bags and pillows, watching gringos drink the night away (yeah, I almost fell asleep at the bar…) Around 2am, we met Sarah and waited for the combi that would take us from Cusco to Quillabamba, on the…

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06.08.14

Maras y Moray

Moray Archaeological Ruins

Moray Archaeological Ruins

Sarah, Stephanie, Marie, & I visited the archaeological site of Moray and the Salineras de Maras (salt mines) last Saturday!  (more…)

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23.07.14

Indiana Jones and the Trail to Parobamba

Indiana Jones

The Trail to Parobamba

The Trail to Parobamba

I feel like the lovechild of Indiana Jones and a reclusive South American botanist, sweet mountain wind whipping my hair and gravel flying as I clutch the back of master weaver Daniel Sonqo’s moto…

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16.07.14

Threads of Peru

Threads of Peru’s mission is to connect indigenous weavers to a global economy, allowing them to continue with traditional practices and lifestyles while earning sustainable incomes at fair trade prices. They’re a non-profit seeking to support Andean communities through increased knowledge available to them, as well as educating the world about Andean peoples and traditions.

Interviewing weavers from Chaullacocha.

Field work in a…

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14.07.14

The Bad Luck Broke Travelers Club Learns to Weave

Learning to Weave

Making the magic happen!

Making the magic happen!

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09.07.14

The Day the Weavers Stole My Heart

The Day the Weavers Stole My Heart

The Andes are incredible.

The Andes are incredible.

From an anthropological perspective, it is amazing to see how Peruvians mesh cultural tradition with modern technology. They are suspended between the old and the new, clinging to ancient practices while adapting to a rapidly globalizing world. Cusco, despite being a culturally and historically rich world heritage site, has become somewhat of a waypoint for tourists on…

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08.07.14