Photographer: Theodore Scott from Houston, Texas
Getting the Shot: On November 27th 2007, I was in El Valle Sagrado (The Sacred Valley) of Peru. The village is called Chinchero. Some local Quechua women were dyeing yarn that they had spun from alpaca and sheep wool. Their dyes were from plants and insects they collected and boiled in pots.
The Equipment: The camera was a basic point-and-shoot Panasonic DMC-FX01.
We love Peruvian knitting, so we were glad to get this intimate glimpse into the work of traditional craftsmakers. To learn more about artisinal crafts, check out Laura Morelli's "The Genuine Article" shopping column. And contribute your photos for Global Eye to our Flickr pool!