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Pure wool frazada, Peru. These vintage textiles, called frazadas, have been handwoven by Aymara women in the Andean region since pre-hispanic times, and used to protect against the high altitude cold.

Pure wool frazada, Peru. These vintage textiles, called frazadas, have been handwoven by Aymara women in the Andean region since pre-hispanic times, and used to protect against the high altitude cold.

Ketzali Accessories - Blog - GUATEMALA | TRADITIONAL TEXTILES

Ketzali Accessories - Blog - GUATEMALA | TRADITIONAL TEXTILES

Gujarati embroidery.  «The richness of design and variety of hand embroidery stitches used Gujarat is explained by one of the legends pertaining to Krishna. On his way to Dwarka, Krishna fought and killed a demon who had imprisoned a thousand women from various parts of India. The freed women followed him and became his devotees and companions. Through them different kinds of hand embroidery came to the area.» http://www.importantindia.com/1365/gujarat-embroidery/

Gujarati embroidery. «The richness of design and variety of hand embroidery stitches used Gujarat is explained by one of the legends pertaining to Krishna. On his way to Dwarka, Krishna fought and killed a demon who had imprisoned a thousand women from various parts of India. The freed women followed him and became his devotees and companions. Through them different kinds of hand embroidery came to the area.» http://www.importantindia.com/1365/gujarat-embroidery/

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