I received a tip from one of the local vendors at Pisac mercado to go and check out Awana Kancha.
Awana Kancha is a project of private initiative, associated to 14 communities (420 families) of native people, who made the ancestral weaving process their principal activity and way of life.
No wonder all these animals running around everywhere here in Perú look all so familiar. Did you know that the Llama is related to the camel? I still remember the night I rode on a camel with Mrs. Tolisano and Mrs. Menger up Mount Sinai in Egypt.
We learned that the natives use everything from the animal. The fur is used for wool to make clothing, the poop is used for making fire and for fertilizer, the bones are used for weaving tools, and the llama and alpaca meat is used for food.
- Serves as food, leather, & wool for clothing, fat for candles
- Size of a sheep
- Long hair in black, white and brown, very soft and flexible
- Light brown color
- Smallest one of the four
- Protected species
- Lives wild in the Andes region
- Long and very fine hair. One of the best wool in the world
- Tallest one
- Not domesticated
- Almost size of a horse
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