Here are some of my pictures of myself and others in traditional Peruvian clothing.
This old lady hid her face as it had a big birthmark.
Black means she is married.
A lady we met in Lima.
Traditional felt hats.
Traditional of a weaving lady.
We saw many ladies in these fine stitched hats and shirts.
Wearing a poncho and Peru cap.
The ladies wear felt hats.
She can wear bright clothes if she is not married.
More traditional clothes the ladies wear.
Little kids wear knitted outfits.
I am with the ladies of Amantani.
We stayed with a family on this Island
She is in the photo.
Traditional ladies of Taquili Island.
This is a chief's cap.
the men do the knitting and dress like this in the mountains.
A few traditional pieces of clothing.
Here we get a lesson on what the men and women wear.
It is very complicated and means different things.
This is a single mans cap - you can tell by the white.
If you wear the tassel at the side you are free.
If it is at the back, you have a girlfriend or Fiancee.
This man's belt is made by the woman.
She collects her hair from birth.
She knits it into the belt.
Then she weaves a pattern.
This tells a story of the past and future.
Like how many babies she wants!
This is a chief's cap and a bag to collect coca leaves.
Me again with a chiefs hat and the coca bag.