A Decade of Difference

Andean Textile ArtsBehind the Scenes

Andean Textile Arts joined Jim Kane of Cultural Xplorers, a leader in the field of sutstainable travel, in sponsoring this year’s Weaver Awards. Jim co-founded the program with Nilda in 2005. Jim attended the judging and presentation of awards in Cusco, and shares these thoughts and images: In the globalized, digitized world where I spend much of my time, ten years is an eternity. After all, ten years ago Facebook was an unknown start-up and Twitter didn’t even exist. Looking around me at the dozens of gorgeously attired weavers animatedly chatting in Chinchero, I kept trying to wrap my mind around a single number: 10. These Andean artists had traveled from ten rural communities as far as ten hours away … Read More