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Taquile Island is an Island located near Puno, Peru, on the Titicaca Lake (the highest navigable lake in the world), where some 300 Quechua families live and keep their ancestral customs. The men are devoted to the agriculture and the fishing, and the women to the weaving.

The landscapes and customs of its residents life cause an impressive effect. The special they wear are product of their textile art, an art they passed from generation to generation.

This is one of the many gates along the trails around the island. Some gates mark the frontier of the different "regions" of this small island.

The hats the men are wearing can tell if they are married or single. The way the women are dressed can also tell their marital status.

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  • Copyright: Deryk Young (luckystarzzz) (10)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2005-12-18
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/6.8, 1/600 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2006-01-12 14:05
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