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Las Tradiciones Viven
Las Tradiciones Viven: Ñawpa Yachay Ninchukunaqa Kawsanmi, by the Young Weavers of the Centro de Textiles Tradicionales de Cusco (CTTC). Published by Thrums Books, 2018. This wonderful book, with photography and text by young weavers from the 10 CTTC communities, tells the stories of their textile traditions, their lives, and the life of their communities. Content is in Spanish with English translation and a bit of Quechua, for the pleasure of young weavers and their communities. Thanks to the generosity of Thrums Publishing and the CTTC, we are honored to offer this amazing book for download with a suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Young Weavers programs at CTTC.DOWNLOAD
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The Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco
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Peruvian Textile and Story Books Published by Thrums Books
Faces of Tradition: Weaving Elders of the Andes, Nilda Callanaupa Alvarez and Christine Franquemont, photography by Joe Coca. Winner of the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Gold Award for excellence in editorial content, photography and design. 2013.
Beyond the Stones of Machu Picchu: Folk Tales and Stories of Inca Life, Elizabeth Conrad Van Buskirk, paintings by Angel L. Callanaupa Alvarez. 2013.
Secrets of Spinning, Weaving, and Knitting in the Peruvian Highlands, Nilda Callanaupa Alaverez, September 2017.
Textile Traditions of Chinchero: A Living Heritage, Nilda Callanaupa Alvarez, bilinqual English/Spanish. Published in cooperation with the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco. 2012
Weaving in the Peruvian Highlands: Dreaming Patterns, Weaving Memories, Nilda Callanaupa Alvarez. Published in cooperation with the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco. 2007