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The drive to the community of Ccaccaccollo

We continue driving towards the Sacred Valley and stopped in the small village of Ccaccaccollo. The main purpose of stopping here was to visit a women's weaving Co-op supported by G Adventures. This Co-op was set-up to assist the women of this village to supplement the incomes of their families. We arrived in the small village and were immediately given a quick demonstration of the various textile designs that they make as well as their meanings. Afterwards, we walked uphill into the town where we were given a demonstration of the weaving process. Will their llamas and alpacas watching on, various women dressed in traditional fare showed us how the spin the wool and dyed the wool using traditional techniques. Although the main focus of the Co-op is the weaving, the Co-op also allowed the community to showcase their cultural heritage. After the demonstrations, we were allowed to wander the various stalls and purchase some of the items which the village women hand made. Wanting to support what they are doing here, I made quite a few purchases at various stalls knowing that what I was purchasing were high quality locally made products. After making my purchases, I fed their llamas and alpacas with the alfafa that they provided. 

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The drive to the community of Ccac…
The drive to the community of Cca…
Local woman explaining the meaning…
Local woman explaining the meanin…
Weaving demonstration by the local…
Weaving demonstration by the loca…
Weaving demonstration by the local…
Weaving demonstration by the loca…
Resident llama
Resident llama
Weaving demonstration by the local…
Weaving demonstration by the loca…
Display of traditional foods
Display of traditional foods
Display of traditional foods
Display of traditional foods
Display of traditional foods
Display of traditional foods
Weaving demonstration by the local…
Weaving demonstration by the loca…
Weaving demonstration by the local…
Weaving demonstration by the loca…
Weaving demonstration by the local…
Weaving demonstration by the loca…
Weaving demonstration by the local…
Weaving demonstration by the loca…
Weaving demonstration by the local…
Weaving demonstration by the loca…
Weaving demonstration by the local…
Weaving demonstration by the loca…
Feeding the alpacas and llamas
Feeding the alpacas and llamas
Feeding the alpacas and llamas
Feeding the alpacas and llamas
Feeding the alpacas and llamas
Feeding the alpacas and llamas
Feeding the alpacas and llamas
Feeding the alpacas and llamas
Feeding the alpacas and llamas
Feeding the alpacas and llamas
Feeding the alpacas and llamas
Feeding the alpacas and llamas
Feeding the alpacas and llamas
Feeding the alpacas and llamas
Feeding the alpacas and llamas
Feeding the alpacas and llamas
Feeding the alpacas and llamas
Feeding the alpacas and llamas
Feeding the alpacas and llamas
Feeding the alpacas and llamas
Local child
Local child
Local child giving Kevin alfalfa t…
Local child giving Kevin alfalfa …
Local girls feeding the alpacas
Local girls feeding the alpacas
The flags of Cuzco and Peru
The flags of Cuzco and Peru
Community of Ccaccaccollo
Community of Ccaccaccollo
Ccaccaccollo
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