Monday, August 10, 2009

pictures of my woven tapestry from Peru

Finally! I have been so preoccupied with everything else, I haven't been able to share the photos of my tapestry!  

Here they are!

I fell in love with this beautiful tapestry while studying abroad in Peru this summer.  It was created by a woman from the town of Chinchero, it took her a total of one year to complete.  These pictures don't really do it justice, so these will have to hold up until you get to see them in person!  The women in this town create these woven tapestries completely by hand, from collecting the alpaca hair, to collecting the natural dye materials, and to the final construction. 

This visit was one of my favorites while I was in Peru.  

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