Secure an income for rural Quechua women weavers

 
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Secure an income for rural Quechua women weavers

Secure an income for rural Quechua women weavers
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A weaver tends her sheep in Patacancha

A weaver tends her sheep in Patacancha
Weavers in Patacancha keep sheep and alpaca for fiber that they spin and weave into textiles. Sometimes they must walk many hours each day in order to care for their animals. (view small | med | large | orig)

Estefania and daughter in their home in Patacancha

Estefania and daughter in their home in Patacancha
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A typical woven poncho from Patacancha

A typical woven poncho from Patacancha
The Andean poncho dates back as far as 600 BC and is still worn today by the men of Patacancha. Weavers from Patacancha are known for their highly iconographic designs, passed down through families and generations. (view small | med | large | orig)

The Patacancha weaving association

The Patacancha weaving association
The weavers of the Patacancha weaving association sit in front of the newly constructed weaving center, May 2009 (view small | med | large | orig)

A view of Patacancha

A view of Patacancha
Patacancha is at an altitude of 12,600ft, nestled in the Patacancha valley high above the town of Ollantaytambo in Peru's Sacred Valley. Homes are made of adobe bricks (clay, sand and straw), and have grass-thatched roofs. (view small | med | large | orig)

Awamaki weaver Valentina and her family

Awamaki weaver Valentina and her family
Valentina is weaving on the Andean backstrap loom, a technology that Quechua weavers have used, relatively unchanged, for centuries. The structure of this simple, portable loom consists of wooden rods at one end that fasten to wooden stakes driven into the ground wherever the weaver is working. The other end fastens to a rope or woven strap that wraps around the weaver's back, allowing her to adjust the tension of the warp. (view small | med | large | orig)

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Organization

Awamaki

Ollantaytambo, Cusco, Peru
http://www.awamaki.org/

Project Leader

Emma Hague

Ollantaytambo, Cusco Peru

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