This photo of a Quechua woman weaving her creations really shows how it’s not just the craftsmanship that they put into their work, it’s also their souls.
A self does not amount to much,
but no self is an island;
each exists in a fabric of relations
that is now more complex and mobile than ever before.
The fabric you see above was purchased at the Pisac Market in the Sacred Valley of Peru. Having the opportunity to meet the Quechua woman who personally weaved this table mantel. She was shy but gentile. With her kind ways, she showed me the detail of workmanship each of her pieces held. Some took more work than others.
This is one of the more elaborate pieces that she makes that takes two weeks to weave. Natural dyes are used to dye the wool used in this table cloth.
A decorative piece that with each stitch, a piece of her life is weaved into the fabric.