Weaving communities

  • Parobamba & Pitukiska Visit

    Hello Mosqoy Blog readers! A few weeks ago Ana, Gustavo, Barcelia and I traveled to the communities of Parobamba and Pitukiska for their monthly weaving association meetings. Saturday morning I woke up bright and early for just the start of my travels to the highland communities. At 3:45am, it began with a short walk to Ana’s apartment, down the hill. Don’t worry mom, the street dogs were still ...

    Posted at July 14, 2016 | By : | Categories : Mosqoy Stories,Peru,Weaving communities | 0 Comment
  • And the Adventures Continue…

    In late March, Cara, Katie and I embarked on a six-hour journey to Parobamba, a small community in the Mapacho River Valley. Our reasons for going were twofold: Katie had the monthly Q’ente meeting with the weaving association, and Cara and I had the chance to meet with one of the selected students for Mosqoy Cohort 7. It was an adventure, to say the least! After a jarring ride in the back of Señor Martin’s fruit ...

    Posted at May 31, 2015 | By : | Categories : Mosqoy Stories,Peru,Weaving communities | 0 Comment
  • Rosa TFC: Trek to Mapacho River Valley | part ll

    The cold morning air greeting us as we arrived at the Calca market at 5:00 am. People were setting up their breakfast stands, fruit stalls, and shouting out bus destinations. Our bus to Amparaes did not leave for another two hours, so we milled around buying fruit and watching the town burst into life as the sun rose. When we arrived in Parobamba it was apparent the community was happy to see us, as food was ...

    Posted at November 27, 2013 | By : | Categories : Mosqoy Stories,Peru,Weaving communities | 0 Comment
  • Rosa TFC: First impressions & Ollantaytambo anniversary | part I

    I arrived in Cusco two weeks ago, sleepy eyed and all. Juan, Kristina and Raul (a Mosqoy student studying tourism) greeted me with a sign that said, “Bienvenida Rosa.” It was a warm welcome! Since arriving in Cusco I have been getting to know the basics such as students' names, how to navigate Cusco on the combi system (small privately owned buses that zip through Cusco and act as the transport system), as well as ...

    Posted at November 19, 2013 | By : | Categories : Mosqoy Stories,Peru,Random,Weaving communities | 0 Comment
  • Beneath Southern Skies Part VIII: De estar, or no estar?

    I’ve been a traveler before, and doubtless I’ll be a traveler again. At this juncture in my South American walkabout, I’ve come to the realization that I’m not exactly traveling anymore—I’m living. Some time ago, living in India, a fellow wanderer told me that three months is a particularly significant marker in the wanderer’s almanac: when we have been three months in a place ...

    Posted at July 23, 2013 | By : | Categories : Mosqoy Stories,Peru,Weaving communities | 0 Comment
  • Maggie in Peru: Beneath Southern Skies Part VII

    On the bus the other day headed for a community meeting in Huaran, I was reading a book while some documents I’d just printed for Huaran and Cancha Cancha rested on my lap, not wanting to crumple them. The woman seated beside me took the occasion of my asking her if she would be getting down at this bus stop to congratulate me on my work, ...

    Posted at July 17, 2013 | By : | Categories : Mosqoy Stories,Peru,Weaving communities | 0 Comment
  • Reflections from Katheryn: September’s Dye Workshop in Huaran

    My first dyeing workshop in Peru was a great experience, and as promised I would like to share with you some of the real action behind the weavings – the arduous process of dyeing with natural materials! The workshop I attended was held in Huaran, a small community in the middle of the Sacred Valley. The work took place in an open area, just off of the highway. Only in Peru can you host anything anywhere! The ...

    Posted at June 10, 2013 | By : | Categories : Canada,Mosqoy Stories,Peru,Weaving communities | 0 Comment
  • Brent Akins in Peru – PART V

    BRENT AKINS Master weaver, board member, student sponsor, and father of Mosqoy’s director – finally made a trip to Peru, to see the impact Mosqoy has had over the past six years. Here, he shares the unforgettable experiences that he and his wife Marka (also a student sponsor and Ashli’s mother) walked away with. Read Brent's bio

    Posted at November 2, 2012 | By : | Categories : Mosqoy Stories,Peru,Weaving communities | 0 Comment
  • Brent Akins in Peru – PART IV

    BRENT AKINS Master weaver, board member, student sponsor, and father of Mosqoy’s director – finally made a trip to Peru, to see the impact Mosqoy has had over the past six years. Here, he shares the unforgettable experiences that he and his wife Marka (also a student sponsor and Ashli’s mother) walked away with. Read Brent's bio

    Posted at November 2, 2012 | By : | Categories : Mosqoy Stories,Peru,Weaving communities | 0 Comment
  • Brent Akins in Peru – PART III

    BRENT AKINS Master weaver, board member, student sponsor, and father of Mosqoy’s director – finally made a trip to Peru, to see the impact Mosqoy has had over the past six years. Here, he shares the unforgettable experiences that he and his wife Marka (also a student sponsor and Ashli’s mother) walked away with. Read Brent's bio

    Posted at November 1, 2012 | By : | Categories : Mosqoy Stories,Peru,Weaving communities | 0 Comment
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