Issue - December 2008



December 2008
Editorial

In this month"s issue Victoria Cowell took a trip and visit the amazing weavers project in Candelaria; Dental Health is important, John Arnos shows us an interesting initiative being taken by the City Hall on Dental Health; Healthy Living is something to think about, especially closer to the Christmas celebrations; a folk craftwork ...read more...

December 2008

Editorial

In this month’s issue Victoria Cowell took a trip and visit the amazing weavers project in Candelaria; Dental Health is important, John Arnos shows us an interesting initiative being taken by the City Hall on Dental Health; Healthy Living is something to think about, especially closer to the Christmas celebrations; a folk craftwork study in Cochabamba valley by Luis Fernando Terrazas.

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Ximena Noya
Editor

Weaving Wonders
For generations and generations the people of Candelaria, a small village two hours north east of Cochabamba, have been weaving, by hand, their wonderful blankets, rugs, ponchos, bags and belts; protecting themselves from the cold and injecting a burst of colour into their surroundings. Often wool from their own sheep spun into yarn is used and now mixed with commercial dyes to create their bright and vivid articles, hung against the backdrop of their tiny adobe homes ...
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