I liked the cochinilla that is also used in make up.
I think it's some kind of insect carapace. Check out that red!
Check out the rug on the left. The closely woven base plus the chenille raised effect.They use treadle looms but...
Note they tie black yarn to the ends of their braids to make their hair look longer.
It took me a while to figure that out as it blended in so well.
They take a long time to pick apart the weft, in order to slide the new thread in.
More tomorrow including carving, weaving, hats, embroidery and others.
a lovely hand dyed rayon scarf and they put it in this bag
And you know how I LOVE a totebag! Especially a special one from a special day. The festival is called Pachamama which means Earth Mother.
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