Living TRAVEL - PERU

The Sacred Valley of the Incas, between Cusco and Machu Picchu
 
Market days in Pisac and Chincheros (10-30 km from Cusco)

   


Pisac market - and below
 

 

 

Chincheros Market Day
 


The market is mostly for people in the district, but they cater for the tourists as well
 

One of the tourist stalls in the foreground
 

 

 

 
 

Demonstration Llama wool weaving processes in Chincheros
 


Rounding up the llamas
 

Preparing offerings for the llama
 

 

Sprinkling the offering on the llama
 

Shearing the llama
 

The wool on the left, the shorn llama in the foreground (plenty of wool is left on because of the cold weather)
 

The shorn llama is let go
 

Washing the wool
 

Laying the wool out to dry
 

Spinning the wool
 

Colouring the wool in the dye pots on the fires - and below
 
 

Preparing the warp for the backstrap loom - and below
 

 

Close up - preparing the warp
 

Weaving a shawl or manta on a backstrap loom
 

Weaving belts


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