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Andean Wool Textile Belt
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This intricately hand-woven belt beautifully represents the time-honored tradition of Quechua weaving in high Andean communities, including that in which it was made, called Corao. Woven belts, known as “chumpis” in the native Quechua language, are still commonly used today as part of everyday traditional dress. Featuring ancient Andean iconography that was created by carefully selecting each yarn row by row, this belt was organically dyed using locally sourced plants. I came across these belts on my way down into the Sacred Valley of the Incas. An Indian lady was weaving with her young daughter on the side of the road overlooking the spectacular ruins of Pisac.
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  • handwoven belt
    Andean wool belt
    organic dyes
    Andean Iconography

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