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Colca Canyon is most known for the intricate embroidery work (bordados) done in five colors, by hand or treadle sewing machine. Villagers still wear traditional clothing slashed with these colorful designs representing their home region’s flora and fauna. You will find many selling embroidered hats, eyeglass pouches, coin purses, belts and other articles.

Some artisans also knit scarves, gloves, chullas (hats), sweaters and other clothing from alpaca and llama wools, especially in Sibayo, Callalli, Tisco and Caylloma, where the camelids are raised. Only naturally colored or naturally dyed yearns are used.

Others craft creations to keep an eye out for are ceramics, wood carving and paintings.


Colca Canyon, Peru


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Upon re-declaring her independence at age 29, Lorraine Caputo packed her trusty Rocinante (so her knapsack's called) and began...

30 May 2012

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