My daughter and I went on a short trip to Peru last week. Of course, the biggest attraction was the ancient Inca village high up in the Andes mountains. My daughter hiked 10 beautiful breathtaking miles to reach the Sun House at Machu Picchu. We met up in Aguas Calientes later that night and departed the next morning for a guided tour of Machu Picchu. It was very exciting to experience this magical place.
The spokeswoman of the women’s weaving co-op took us step-by-step through the weaving process, from the fleece on the llamas and alpacas to the finished projects. The whole weaving community is sponsored by the non-profit organization, Planeterra. Our tour company, G Adventures, also supports this tourist opportunity for the locals.
I hope you have enjoyed their colorful outfits, their woven goods and the beautiful countryside in the photos that I’m sharing with you. I bought one of the traditional Inca outfits for a doll I have. I even made a Peruvian inspired outfit for the other toddler doll. They are a colorful reminder of my recent trip!