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Rescuing An Art to Save a People, in Bolivia

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This special form of weaving almost disappeared in the 1970s, when the technique was appropriated by textile producers from other parts of Bolivia and the world. This, combined with a process of acculturation of the Jalq'a people, resulted in the craft be

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Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 3:42 pm
This is a great idea !! My people have always weaved. Weaving not only tells a story but preseves culture.

Eternal G (746)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 3:43 pm
Happy to hear they could save this technique and help the people, too many cultures and their knowledge have disappeared into oblivion already...

Aletta Kraan (146)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 3:55 pm
Noted , thanks !

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 5:29 am
It's a very contemplative art/craft too.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 6:15 am
Noted. Thanks.

Kerrie G (118)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 8:01 am
Noted, thanks.

Cheryle N (4)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 8:16 am
Noted. Witnessing art and creatvity lift families from poverty is a glorious thing.

Kathleen B (37)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 9:18 am
It is great that this skill has been revived.

Robert O (12)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 3:34 pm
Very nice. Thanks Cal.

Gloria H (88)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 8:32 pm
would be nice to see a sample of the weaving. I try to buy handcrafted doilies, etc to give as gifts. So much more rewarding than going to a department store. Rainforest Rescue, for example carries them. Your dollar in action. Not a handout, but conscience buying. Don't expect perfection, hand wash in cold water and enjoy!

pam w (139)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 9:42 pm
Guatemalan weaving is WONDERFUL! You can tell where a woman grew up by the style of her weaving! Any woman there who wants to share in the vision MUST have had a poor beginning!


Robert Hardy (68)
Friday August 10, 2012, 9:27 pm
A very important artistic save. good news.
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