Yolanda Zaida Callañaupa, Knitting

Yolanda Zaida Callañaupa, Knitting

In the courtyard Yolanda knits a traditional Andean hat using a difficult Andean technique.

In the early 1980s only one woman in town remembered the traditional knitting of the village. Nilda spent time with this expert elder, watched her knit and gradually learned how to weave traditional hats and bags. Nilda taught the technique to Yolanda and other younger members of the community. Now the knitting tradition of Chinchero has been preserved and is being passed on to the next generations.

Andean knitting is admired by knitters all over the world.