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A Textile Traveler's Guide to Peru & Bolivia
A Textile Traveler's Guide to Peru & Bolivia

A Textile Traveler's Guide to Peru & Bolivia


152 Pages, 7 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $33.95)

Publication Date: April 2019

ISBN 9781732352858

Rights: WOR X UK & EUR

Thrums Books (Apr 2019)


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An essential companion for armchair travelers or those seeking an authentic cultural experience in this textile-rich South American country

From the marketplace of famed Machu Picchu to the outrageous costumes of Bolivia's Carnival, travel along and discover some of the finest indigenous textiles in South America. A Textile Traveler's Guide to Peru and Bolivia is an excellent resource for markets, festivals, museums, and shops. Geared to independent-minded travelers, this guide presents the safest and most accessible methods of travel, where and when to go, where to stay, and what to eat. Expert advice on what treasures you'll find at each location, how to judge quality textiles, and suggestions for ethical shopping are included. With abundant photographs, this guide celebrates the color, joy, and energy of folklife in Peru and Bolivia.


"Showcasing full-color photography on almost every page, this is a descriptive supplementary guide for any textile aficionado visiting Peru or Bolivia. Chapters give advice on safe travel, point the reader toward the best textile markets, and make suggestions for ethical shopping. It's a delight to page through. Highly recommended." —James Cox, Editor, Midwest Book Review

Author Biography

Cynthia LeCount Samaké is the founder of Behind the Scenes Adventures, a travel company specializing in art and culture tours. Leading several trips each year, she shares her expertise in festival costume and traditional textiles. She has curated exhibitions of traditional textiles and festival dress for a variety of museums. More than a decade of research in Peru and Bolivia resulted in her highly acclaimed book Andean Folk Knitting: Traditions and Techniques from Peru and Bolivia. She lives in Martinez, California.