Alpaca and friend. via Libby VanBuskirk, author of "Beyond the Stones of Machu Picchu: Folk Tales and Stories about Inca Life." There is a lot in the book about inca people's weaving and its meaning in their life.
The Mapuche people live on the Andes Mountains, straddling Argentina and Chile, between the Aconcagua River and Chiloé Island. Its inhabitants are very wedded to their land and their customs, and have a rich cosmology that focuses its principles in their attachment to ancestral territories, then embodied in everyday objects such as ceramics, textiles and jewellery.