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Handicraft / Textiles

Forthe Aymara and Quechua Nativesin the South American Andes, textile art has been the major creative outlet. Beautiful hand-woven textiles have been a tradition in Bolivia for centuries;there are several areaswhere natives produce a great variety of handicrafts using differenttechniques and materials.Weaversin the lowlands weave cotton textiles and basketsfrom grasses and palm fronds,while those in the Andes usewool from alpacas, vicuñas and sheep. Alpacas and vicuñas have finerwool and are less damaging to the soilthan sheep.

Location: La Paz and Sucre

Duration: 5 days