Fullbright recognises ToP & Kelsey!

Kelsey Quam in Chupani

Threads of Peru has been lucky to have had Fulbright grant recipient Kelsey Quam, from Oregon USA, working with us since last September. She has been helping out on a large number of projects, and learning how much there is learn about the communities!

Kelsey submitted the above photo in the first ever Fulbright Photo Contest, which received over 2, 390 submissions from Fulbright grantees across the world. The photo was chosen as one of the final 20 photos… and then as the GRAND PRIZE WINNER!

The photo was taken by Ariana Svenson during Kelsey´s first visit to the communities, in late September 2009. During this and subsequent trips Kelsey was working on updating the weaver profiles – in this case the remote women of Chupani, some 3 hours walk from the road.

Threads of Peru would like to thank Kelsey for her ongoing work, which is greatly appreciated.

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Threads of Peru is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization (ngo) registered in Cusco, Peru. The founding members represent the countries of Canada, Australia, and Peru. “Threads of Peru has been created to educate the world about the unique beauty and cultural significance of the Andean people and their textile traditions. Through the web, community tours, and international sales, we connect indigenous Andean weavers of Peru to a global market; contributing to the survival of this art form and to the health and well-being of the people that sustain it.” This is our blog where we write about our community projects and activities with community members. Our website it www.threadsofperu.com

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