I hear about the global contest sking when missing 2 months to the expiration date, I decided to then take the risk and compete with a handycam consumer and I travel to Sucre and then to Yamparez where natives are who still weaving these wonderful textiles with my father who always supports me in everything, and the company of Pio martines who knows the weavers in a 4 day trip to the mountains to Discover these poor communities that make wonderful fabrics, I wanted to show the world a little bit of this beauty and tell what's behind these textiles. In total my works recording was 4 days, 5 days to make the text and editing by side my great co-worker Sergio , was exactly 2 weeks. The present Video pretend to show the history behind the Andian Bolivian Textiles
For several millennia native people from this area have perfected their dying techniques using natural tints, as well as the spinning and weaving of vicuña , llama and sheep wool. These materials are used to create long-lasting, durable, water-tight and warm textiles. This has allowed them to survive in inhospitable environments where agriculture, weaving and the breeding of animals are the only means of survival. These practices can still be found in some of the native villages, while others have modernized their methods.
From the beginning the natives have woven their deep wisdom about astrology; the sun, moon and stars which are the elements that rule the sowing, harvesting and animal-breeding periods, onto their garments with colored threads.