Finger Puppets

Near Lake Titicaca on the frigid Andean plateau 12,500 feet above sea level, everyone knits. Boys and girls learn to knit while young, and even men traditionally knit their own festive attire. This mostly Aymara community has an ancestral tradition of making fine textiles.

Knitting lets them work from home while watching over their kids and caring for their few llamas, sheep or maybe alpacas. This work provides supplemental income that empowers them to have a stronger voice within their household and community.

 

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