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Belt Loom Peru / This little loom with a partially completed belt was made in Chinchero, Peru.

Chincheros Belt Weaving >< At Peru’s Chincheros market, a weaver displays a traditional Indian belt, still in progress. From shearing, spinning, and dying the wool, to weaving the brightly patterned cloths, Chincheros textiles are created entirely by hand.  Photo Credit: Andrea Pistolesi/Getty Images

Chincheros Belt Weaving >< At Peru’s Chincheros market, a weaver displays a traditional Indian belt, still in progress.

David VanBuskirk, photographer. Acha Alta, Peru where Inca weavers create  complex patterns that celebrate the land: lakes of sacred water, a variety of plants and planted areas. Peruvian weavings are an inspiration for the book "Beyond the Stones of Machu Picchu: Folk Tales and Stories of Inca Life" by Elizabeth VanBuskirk. For more about Inca weaving also see incas.org

Acha Alta, Peru where Inca weavers create complex patterns that celebrate the land: lakes of sacred water, a variety of plants and planted areas Peruvian weavings

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Dayna Tarabar

Excellent example of how turning all cards at the same time can still produce complex patterns

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