Peru: woman weaving intricate llama wool garments using a traditional hand loom by Ben Ryan for Stocksy United

Peru: woman weaving intricate llama wool garments using a traditional hand loom

Llamas were selectively bred by the Inca to produce over 20 natural colours of wool. The remaining colours come from dyes created from naturally occuring elements. All llama wool in the highland villages is hand washed, dyed and spun, and then woven into intricate patterns using these hand looms. Even simple garments can take weeks or months to produce.

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Uploaded 9 July, 2013
Camera: Canon EOS 5D

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