A "happy adventure" with the Weavers of Amaru Community
Participants had a great time visiting one of the eight communities of the Tierra de los Yachaqs. Quechua is the common language of these inhabitants led by Gregorio, the headmaster in this community. Although most people work in agriculture and animal domestication, they taught us the main aspect of their culture: weaving. We were welcome with a string of pink or red flowers around our neck. We dressed up in their traditional clothes (see pics below), tried a few of the baked potatoes one can find in this region, and also tasted a tea known as muña. The pictures tell the rest of this cultural experience, described by many students as "the best one that we had have."