This past November I had the pleasure of traveling to Peru to source textiles directly from the weavers in the Sacred Valley of Cusco. I was able to learn the natural dying process, meet the weavers, and see this tradition first hand which is the heart of Peru.
The Alpaca wool is dyed with a variety of plant and animal materials. From cleaning to dyeing to fixing, each phase of the coloring process relies on natural products that have been available for millennia.
The people of Peru are incredibly warm and welcoming. We had an amazing time in the Sacred Valley and look forward to going back soon.
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