Stunning community photos

Isabel Mamani, President of The Chaullacocha Weavers Association. Photo by Michael Marquand

At the end of January, Threads of Peru hosted New York photographer Michael Marquand in the village of Chaullacocha.

Michael was lucky to get to the community at all, as his visit coincided with the end of January flooding, and he was one of the 1500 tourists helicoptered out of Aguas Calientes after the town was cut off. Despite this setback, Michael persisted and headed out to the communities with our Community Liaison Officer, Urbano Huayna.

His images are breathtaking, and amazing, and we thank him for his contribution.

A good photographer captures the people, and I found myself smiling, emotional and almost a little tearful as I browsed through them… Francisca, Isabel, Santusa and her mother Lucia spinning in their house… and Alejandrina heavily pregnant and yet weaving with her little one beside her.

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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

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