A Textile Traveler’s Guide to Peru & Bolivia

Cynthia LeCount Samaké

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From the marketplace of famed Machu Picchu to the outrageous costumes of Bolivia's Carnival, travel along and discover some of the finest indigenous textiles in South America. A Textile Traveler's Guide to Peru and Bolivia is an excellent resource for markets, festivals, museums, and shops. Geared to independent-minded travelers, this guide presents the safest and most accessible methods of travel, where and when to go, where to stay, and what to eat. Expert advice on what treasures you'll find at each location, how to judge quality textiles, and suggestions for ethical shopping are included. With abundant photographs, this guide celebrates the color, joy, and energy of folklife in Peru and Bolivia.

Bronze Medal Winner of the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards in the Travel Category

Size: 7" x 9" | 180 color photos & 2 maps | 152 pp
ISBN13: 9781732352858

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Cynthia LeCount Samaké is the founder of Behind the Scenes Adventures, a travel company specializing in art and culture tours. Leading several trips each year, she shares her expertise in festival costume and traditional textiles. She has curated multiple exhibitions of traditional textiles and festival dress for museums and galleries. More than a decade of research in Peru and Bolivia resulted in her highly acclaimed book Andean Folk Knitting: Traditions and Techniques from Peru and Bolivia. In between textile adventures, she makes her home in Santa Fe, New Mexico.