Nilda Calla?upa Alvarez is the founder and director of the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco, a consortium of 10 village weaving centers located throughout the Andean Highlands, with a gallery and museum in Cusco, Peru. She is the author of Textile Traditions of Chincero and Weaving in the Peruvian Highlands. She lives in Chinchero, Peru.?Christine Franquemont is an anthropologist who has lived and worked?in the Andes studying textiles and essential native plants. She is co-chair of Andean Textile Arts, a North American support organization for the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco. She lives in New Haven, Connecticut. Joe Coca?is a photographer?of people from all walks of life over five continents, industrial products and installations, architecture, food, and especially handcrafted textiles and other artisan goods. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.


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