we made our way to chincheros, which is well-known for its textiles and open-air market. unfortunately, we were there on a non-market day, but we still had the fabulous opportunity to visit a homestead who’s family specialized in creating natural textiles.
nancy greeting us to her homestead.
all of the examples of local plants that are used to create dyes for the alpaca.
nancy showing us how to clean the alpaca wool and then spool it into yarn.
after, she dressed us up in the finest sierran wear.