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Nov 04

On The Cloth Road in Peru: The Sallac Community

View from the Sallac weaving center.→ Read more

Oct 16

On the Cloth Road in Peru: The Pitumarca Weavers

Reaching the Pitumarca weaving center is quite a lengthy drive from the city of Cusco. But knowing I would soon be with the weavers from this CTTC community made every moment worthwhile. Located in the province of Canchis in the southern region of the highlands, Pitumarca is a small town→ Read more

Oct 08

On the Cloth Road in Peru: The Chahuaytire Weaving Community

Chahuaytire shows off their dyeing skills with gradient colors.→ Read more

Oct 01

On the Cloth Road in Peru: Visiting the Accha Alta Weavers

Visiting the weavers in Accha Alta this weekend greatly touched my life. Accha Alta is a small community located above the Sacred Valley just a few hours outside of Cusco.  After passing through the town of Calca, the winding road climbs past high desert foliage to this 11,750-foot-elevation mountain community.→ Read more

Sep 24

On the Cloth Road in Peru: Working with the Artisans

I left the U.S. with big goals and lots of energy towards reaching them. I came to Cusco, Peru, to gain one-on-one experience working directly with artisans and NGO’s. What I didn’t anticipate was how much opportunity and learning was to come.→ Read more

Sep 17

On the Cloth Road in Peru: A Wedding in Chinchero

My second weekend in Peru held a surprise and delight –I had the honor of attending a Peruvian wedding, which coincided with the traditional celebration, Santa Rosa de Lima, in the town of Chinchero. The bride and groom, Lydia and Jorge, decided to marry on  this holiday after being asked to host→ Read more

Sep 09

On the Cloth Road in Peru: An Intern’s Journey

I recently moved to the Highlands of Peru for three months as a volunteer for the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco (CTTC).  CTTC is an NGO  started in 1996, with a mission to preserve the textile traditions. Serving ten different weaving villages and about 450 artisans,  CTTC provides them→ Read more