How Peruvian Rugs Are Made

We were invited to a weaving cooperative in the highlands of Peru in the village of Chincheros.

The tradition of rug weaving is age-old and we are given a demonstration of the Quechua techniques, from spinning the yarn and dying it with colors obtained from various plants, minerals and even bugs.

Then the yarn is woven into cloth with intricate patterns and figures. The final result is amazing and has been accomplished in this manner for centuries.

You'll never believe some of the "secret" ingredients that are used in the dying process! Check out more about Peruvian weaving!

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