We spent three weeks in a remote rural area in the Andes above Huaraz, Peru. Every day we’d pass Quechua speaking women in their traditional colourful dress. Everyone had long plaits under tall, embroidered hats, wide bright skirts, woolly tights and colourful cardigans.
Usually the outfit is topped with a intricately embroidered, multi-coloured manta or shawl that’s used to keep warm or carry all sorts of things inside (including babies and animals).
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