Made from a Can

Made from a Can

This kerosene lamp, made from a tuna-fish-sized can is commonly used in village kitchens. It is a popular item for sale at the market.

In Andean mountain villages very little is thrown away. It would be rare to see trash or paper lying on the ground. People find creative uses for almost everything.

The lamp is one of the objects from the University of Vermont Fleming Museum Traveling Kit, The Incas, Past and Present. (The kit is available for loan to schools and teachers in Vermont.)