Tag Archives: natural dyes

Weaving Demonstrations in Chinchero

If you’ve ever wondered what “handmade” means when buying one of those intoxicating and colorful weavings in Peru, Chinchero is a great, informational, stop.  In this small town outside of Cusco, demonstrations of the processes that go into creating these … Continue reading

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With one Drop of a Lemon

Chinchero, Peru With one drop of a lemon, the blood red pigment that is the real blood of a cacti worm, infuses immediately with the acidic liquid to become an intense fiery orange.  This naturally created color can be used … Continue reading

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Expanded Tips for Buying Rugs Abroad

When Grant Martin of Gadling asked me if I would be interested in doing a short video interview about tips for rug buying abroad, I jumped on it.  How cool, I thought, and started writing up some points I could … Continue reading

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