The Whole Picture: Woman Weaving

| October 15, 2010 | 4 Comments

womanweaver The Whole Picture: Woman Weaving

Woman Weaver, Sacred Valley, Peru

High in the Andes of Peru, life is changing for the Quechuan women in the small villages outside of Cuzco. Women weavers are learning skills to make themselves self-sufficient and changing the tapestry of family economics. Weaving is growing into the social organization and economic situation of the region. For more information on weaving cooperatives in the region’s surrounding mountain villlages, check out Planeterra.

Planeterra is a non-profit organization with a history of supporting communities through travellers’ desire to give back. Their range of over worldwide—from providing water tanks to families in Kenya to a women’s weaving co-operative in Peru—offer travellers the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of people and communities around the world.

Inspired by publications like Life Magazine, National Geographic and online experiences like’s photo blog, images marked as ‘The Whole Picture’  are intended to highlight high-quality, amazing imagery. Kathryn and Daniel will post ‘The Whole Pictureirregulary.  Like all of our photos, it is an original photo not otherwise on the site—it might be fresh from our camera, a new scan of some old film, a product of our fooling around with Photoshop, or a file from the archive that we haven’t posted yet.

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For nearly ten years now, Daniel of Two Go Round-The-World has explored how travel captures our imagination and engages our deepest emotions. One half of the duo that maintains the widely read Two Go Round-The-World blog, Daniel treats his subjects not only as works of art but also as symbols of the cultural and political forces that inspire them. His latest book, The Physics of Flocking, gathers his favourite writing featured over the past two years on Two Go Round-The-World in columns like 'Looking Back' and 'The Whole Picture'—along with new reflections.

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  1. Shannon OD says:

    Gorgeous photo – for a minute there I thought for sure it was a shot from Guatemala, because of the vibrant colors and the blanket she’s sitting on – but after I saw that it was from Peru I noticed that her dress and hat are totally different – I hope to make it to Peru at some point! :)

  2. Matt says:

    I’m always impressed watching someone weave like this.

  3. I really like they vignetting and bright colors!

  4. Cool blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere?
    A design like yours with a few simple adjustements would really make my blog stand out.
    Please let me know where you got your design. Thanks a lot

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