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This collection brings you the traditions, techniques, and tools of knitting and spinning in the Andean Highlands. Enjoy learning about this unique culture while you join Nilda Callañaupa Alveraz as she teaches you the skills and styles of Andean knitting and spinning.
Andean Knitting with Nilda Callañaupa Alveraz
Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez learned from one of the last traditional knitters in her village in the highlands of Peru. Since then the skills and styles of Andean knitting have been revived in Nilda’s community and throughout the world.Focusing on the region’s beautiful and distinctive chullo hats, Nilda demonstrates Andean knitting step by step, including:
Andean Spinning with Nilda Callañaupa AlverazDVD
In this spinning video, Nilda introduces us to the spinning techniques and traditions of the Andes, from fiber preparation to finishing.
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Faces of Tradition: Weaving Elders of the AndesBook
In this revealing cultural study, dozens of ancient weavers and the landscapes that they occupy in the Cusco region of the Andes are vividly portrayed through personal stories and life experiences, bringing 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.
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