The Long Thread Podcast

Nilda Callanaupa Alvarez, Andean Weaver

August 6th, 2021  •  49 mins 21 secs  •  Download (67.8 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Weavers, spinners, and knitters living in mountain villages near Cusco, Peru have preserved and passed down their skills through generations, bringing their textiles to market and purchasing the natural dye materials they need to create their vivid reds and blues. What happens when the markets stop? The director of the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco explains what changes and what carries on in the daily life of an Andean weaver.