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  • Publisher: Thrums Books
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 07 April 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781732352858
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 178x229 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 152
  • RRP Price: £20.99
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A Textile Traveler's Guide to Peru & Bolivia


by Cynthia LeCount Samaké

Book Description

A Textile Traveler’s Guide to Peru and Bolivia draws on author Cynthia Samaké’s decades of independent travel in Peru and Bolivia. Her experiences roaming the remote hillsides and bustling cities of both countries combined with her academic research in traditional textiles and costumes create an indispensable guide filled with useful knowledge and frolicking fun adventure. From weekly village markets in the Peruvian highlands to fanciful costumes of Bolivia’s Carnival, Samaké guides readers through the living legacy of two-thousand years of textile tradition in the Andean highlands and beyond.

A Textile Traveler’s Guide to Peru and Bolivia is an excellent resource for discovering artisans, markets, shops, museums, and festivals. Geared to independent minded travellers, this guide presents refreshing and genuine descriptions for lodgings, restaurants, and transportation that only years of life on the road could inform. Expert advice helps travellers to know what textile treasures they’ll discover at each location, how to distinguish quality textiles, and how to bargain intelligently and ethically. With abundant photographs, this guide celebrates the colour, joy, and energy of folklife in Peru and Bolivia.

About the Author

About Cynthia LeCount Samaké

Cynthia LeCount Samaké is the founder of Behind the Scenes Adventures, a travel company specialising in art and culture tours. More than a decade of research in Peru and Bolivia resulted in her highly acclaimed book Andean Folk Knitting: Traditions and Techniques from Peru and Bolivia. She lives in northern California.

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