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  • Band weaving
    Band weaving
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  • sunday market
    sunday market
    by cbeaujean
  • chincheros site
    chincheros site
    by cbeaujean

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    Calla lillies

    by FreeCloud Written Oct 24, 2003
    Calla lilly girl, Chincheros, Peru

    Favorite thing: Calla lillies are expensive in USA, from flower stores, about $5 per stem where I live. However, in Cusco area, you can see calla lillies growing happily around adobe houses in the beautiful countryside. This girl is selling them in the Sunday market, not just for tourists but for locals. I do not know the price.

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    Weavin´ peruvian textiles, you have to admire it!

    by El_Sueco Updated Oct 4, 2002
    Band weaving

    Favorite thing: Here I learn the art of textile weavin and how to organize the treads for the pattern in the wowen band from this Chinchero woman.
    The fabric is stretched in one end at a pile in the ground and the other end binded around the waist.
    You have to admire the rapid movements and how fine the bands are growing in the womans hands.

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    Sunday Market atmosphere

    by FreeCloud Written Oct 24, 2003
    Sunday Market, Chincheros, Peru

    Favorite thing: One has to experience the market atmosphere-regardless you would buy anything. You simply cannot miss the striking colors, the vibrance of local life.

    More later.

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    at 3762m high,lost in a cirque of mountains....

    by cbeaujean Updated May 18, 2003

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    chincheros site

    Favorite thing: and overlooking the sacred valley of the incas

    Fondest memory: a village which succeeds in keeping its soul....and way of life prehispanic as exchanges in kind....

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    • Adventure Travel
    • Historical Travel
    • Arts and Culture

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    a high colourful sunday market

    by cbeaujean Updated May 17, 2003

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    sunday market

    Favorite thing: enjoying its so special atmosphere.

    Fondest memory: countrywomen,wearing traditional costume sell fruits,vegetables,coca leaves,cotton.
    transactions ,making an exchange,as in prehispanic times.

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    • Historical Travel
    • Backpacking
    • Archeology

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    Local artesanos

    by darthmilmo Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Local weaving at Chincheros

    Fondest memory: There are several locals selling and making artesanias in the premises of Chincheros. The locals wear traditional clothes and even weave using old traditional techniques.

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    Mix of Incaic and Spanish Architecture

    by darthmilmo Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Chincheros

    Favorite thing: As many towns in the Sacred Valley, Chincheros shares an Incaic and Spanish architecture. Take your time to stroll among the monastery church area and the Inca ruins.

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    • Family Travel

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