Photographer's Note

Day 10 - On our visit to the weaver's cooperative in Chinchero we have our guided explained us about the local plants the local weavers use traditionally to dye the wool. With the Cochinilla they extract the red color and adding salt and lime juice or urine thay can turn it into blue. With the Aguaypilli they obtain the purple colors, the Kisa Cuchy the green (we can see on the back), the Chilca another kind of green, the Qaqasunka the orange and from the Q'olle (the one in the center of this picture) they extract the yellow.

I used the mode portrait of my camera; I wanted to have the hands in movement. On the WS you can see all the plants she was showing us and the variety of colors they can obtain in the process. I'll be showing the dyeing process tomorrow.

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