If there is one word to describe Peru, it’s color. And as I’ve already shown, Peru is not short on beautiful color and hand crafted fabrics. We were able to shadow families in the village and this old lady was probably one of the most fascinating parts of the trip. She invited me over to see how she dyes her yarn. All made and dyed from completely natural found parts of the earth, it is an incredible process. She passionately spoke to me about the process, showing me each part of the process, making sure I really soaked it up. I didn’t understand a lick of it (the entire thing was in Quechua, their native language of Amaru), but her passion and gestures was captivating in and of itself. I hope this gives you just a small glimpse of how indigenous and incredible this country and village are – I am still in awe of it. I find myself constantly looking at the pictures over and over and thinking to myself ‘Did I really go there??’.
And cute babies are always a plus, right? This is Tim (part of the Academy Mortgage group) holding the cutest baby of one of the yarn dying women from the area.