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A Quechua boy stands in a field of grass on a hillside in the high Andes.

A Quechua boy stands in a field of grass on a hillside in the high Andes.

Qolle flowers used to create a natural yellow dye.

Qolle flowers used to create a natural yellow dye.

A weaver shows off one of the garments she created that will be sold in the U.S. or Canada.

A weaver shows off one of the garments she created that will be sold in the U.S. or Canada.

A Peruvian boy spins a wooden top in the palm of his hand.

A Peruvian boy spins a wooden top in the palm of his hand.

A weaver from the town Rumira Sondormayo in the mountains above the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

A weaver from the town Rumira Sondormayo in the mountains above the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

A young boy rests on a wall painted with condors.

A young boy rests on a wall painted with condors.

A Peruvian weaver wears a traditional hat during a weaving workshop.

A Peruvian weaver wears a traditional hat during a weaving workshop.

A young alpaca grazes in the sun as clouds billow up a canyon.

A young alpaca grazes in the sun as clouds billow up a canyon.

A native Peruvian woman carries her daughter in a traditional sling.

A native Peruvian woman carries her daughter in a traditional sling.

Using only gravity and her fingers, a weaver spins newly dyed wool into thread.

Using only gravity and her fingers, a weaver spins newly dyed wool into thread.

An aging Andean man smiles after eating his breakfast.

An aging Andean man smiles after eating his breakfast.

A shepherdess guides a flock of sheep along a path in the mountains above Cusco, Peru.

A shepherdess guides a flock of sheep along a path in the mountains above Cusco, Peru.

A weaver works her loom in the high mountains bordering Peru's Sacred Valley.

A young Quechua girl blends new with old, wearing a sweater purchased from a store and a traditional hat.

A young Quechua girl blends new with old, wearing a sweater purchased from a store and a traditional hat.

A weaver smiles as she begins the cross-stitching on a bolt of cloth.

A weaver smiles as she begins the cross-stitching on a bolt of cloth.

Two small children glance away from a meeting of their elders.

Two small children glance away from a meeting of their elders.

A weaver holds a long pole used to stir dyeing pots full of wool.

A weaver holds a long pole used to stir dyeing pots full of wool.