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Natural dyes

The scarves and sweaters made in Chinchero are beautiful, but by far my favorite part is learning about how to make natural dyes. The colors are so bright it's hard to believe that they come from things found in nature. Another of the wonders of Peru!
Return to Peru

April 2nd 2019
The magic of Peru grows stronger every time I visit. The kindness and warmth of the people, the sublime beauty of the mountains, the depth of Incan history and Quechua culture. I love it all. It makes Peru exciting and mysterious on the one hand, but also comforting and familiar on the other hand. It’s hard to not compare my three times there: 2013 on my own traveling around to several places ... read more
South America » Peru » Cusco

Peruvian Flag Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more
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