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Faces of Tradition: Weaving Elders of the Andes


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Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez and Christine Franquemont
Photography by Joe Coca
November 2013

A rare glimpse of Andean Elders and their artisan textiles is captured in this stunning new book. It vividly portrays dozens of ancient weavers and the landscapes that they occupy in the Cusco region of the Andes.

Learn about the weavers through personal stories and life experiences that bring to life the decades of endurance, skill, fortitude, and natural pride honed from the time-honored traditions of the region and its people. Intimate photographs capture each of the elders, some of whom had never seen a picture of themselves or even looked in a mirror, revealing the life, strength, character, and experience of these men and women.

Trade Paperback, $34.95

We highly recommend this book. The photos are beautiful and the stories unforgettable. A great gift for anyone interested in handwork.



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