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An Inca weaver at Accha Alta, Peru wearing her handwoven manta. The patterns have meanings with complex associations that usually represent elements of the natural world and the land, Pacha Mama. Inspiration for upcoming book "Beyond the Stones of Machu Picchu: Stories and Folk Tales of Inca Life" by Libby VanBuskirk. Photograph by David VanBuskirk

An Inca weaver at Accha Alta, Peru wearing her handwoven manta. The patterns have meanings with complex associations that usually represent elements of the natural world and the land, Pacha Mama. Inspiration for upcoming book "Beyond the Stones of Machu Picchu: Stories and Folk Tales of Inca Life" by Libby VanBuskirk. Photograph by David VanBuskirk

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Yo soy la cordillera, y el río y el guanaco Yo soy la tierra y el pajonal de oro Y el maíz prodigioso, y el cebadal azul ¿has visto tú alg...

Andean 3-colour pebble weave, woven with tabletsby Marijke van Epen. Pattern designed after a Peruvian  original.

Andean 3-colour pebble weave, woven with tabletsby Marijke van Epen. Pattern designed after a Peruvian original.

Andean 3-colour pebble weave, woven with tabletsby Marijke van Epen. Pattern designed after a Peruvian  original.

Andean 3-colour pebble weave, woven with tabletsby Marijke van Epen. Pattern designed after a Peruvian original.

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Este gràfico es para Maya de Ecuador que me lo pidió hace unos dìas................ espero me mandes fotos de la alfombra terminada!!!!!

Tapestry Panel. Peru, Central Coast, Chancay-Chimú style, 11th-15th century

Tapestry Panel. Peru, Central Coast, Chancay-Chimú style, 11th-15th century

"Northern Coast, Peru, Chimu, ca. 1000 to 1300 CE. This Andean textile is composed of wool from alpaca or llama and cotton dyed with natural dyes that have retained their vibrant hues, mainly red, rose, and brown. Its fine condition is most likely attributed to the dry conditions of the Andes and protection from the region's sunlight. The composition consists of longitudinal panels of nested profiled birds delineated with their characteristic beaks and tails alternating with rich brown…

"Northern Coast, Peru, Chimu, ca. 1000 to 1300 CE. This Andean textile is composed of wool from alpaca or llama and cotton dyed with natural dyes that have retained their vibrant hues, mainly red, rose, and brown. Its fine condition is most likely attributed to the dry conditions of the Andes and protection from the region's sunlight. The composition consists of longitudinal panels of nested profiled birds delineated with their characteristic beaks and tails alternating with rich brown…