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Salute to Peruvian Weavers

Salute to Peruvian Weavers
Photo Information
Copyright: Vandana Bajikar (vandana2923) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2465 W: 125 N: 5702] (22207)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-21
Categories: Daily Life, Event
Camera: Nikon D-70s, Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro, UV
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: Peru - Start to South America
Date Submitted: 2007-02-18 7:52
Viewed: 2976
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Peruvians are one of the best hand weavers in the world. This photo is tribute to their art and tradition.

Awanakancha is a project of private initiative, associated to 14 communities (420 families) of native people, who has made of the weaving ancestal process their principal activity and way of life.

This is a great effort to save thi millenary art of Andean Weavings; economic stability and family and social integration between the communities that participate and, most high quality in the final pieces of this hand work.

Here in this photo I tried to prepare the collage of those great weavers. If you notice every weaver has different style of hat, represents their community. Depending on what they are weaving either belt, scarf, rug, it takes months to complete one fine piece, which is of highest quality and expensive too. Mostly the characters used while weaving are Andean characters like puma, condor, snake.

ps: Please have a look in WS to get the complete story of this small weaving community.

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Hello Vandana

Nice and instructive pictures. Once again you are so generous in your workshop. We can see from your pictures that you enjoyed your trip to Peru very much.

Regards, Sylvain

Hi Vandana,

Beautiful look of this mosaic of these beautiful people and culture, their habits, their colors and his life way, I appreciate a lot that. Our beautiful neighbors.
Great composition, beautiful shot and big visual!


Hi,Vandana,I am so thankful,because I could to meet here in TL with a lot of interesting places and people in the world...Thank you for possibility with your eyes to see one wonderful country:)
warm regards for nice image!

Hi Vandana,
Mafnificent compilation of beutiful and colourful pictures. Perfect frame! I'm really a fan of this type of presentation you did a perfect job my dear Vandana. TFS!

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2007-02-18 10:05]

Namaste Vandana

A superb quartette of daily life from Peru. Wonderful colour with each image complimenting the others. Tfs!

Hello Vandana,

Great that you can show us how these lovely fabrics are made. I discovered that I wanted to comment on your floating island and marked usefull, but then daily life caught up with me.
Groeten en tot ziens vanuit Holland.

This is really nice Vandana! Love the collage! Great pp work! Very interesting place!

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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2007-02-18 11:11]

Hello Vandana,
This is a beautiful postcard to shop the habits and the great work done by these peruvian. The coulours are so beautiful.

Great compilation of these interesting people creating their art. I find the info on the hats very interesting and what stunning hats. So different and original. Great image.

Thanks for the critique on the harbour.

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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2007-02-18 12:02]

Hi Vandana
Nice workshop. Nice comp.
Good documantion.
Gr Jos

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1320 W: 31 N: 1634] (9994)
  • [2007-02-18 12:21]

Great study of the weavers, great daily life shots, stunning colours and nice compositions all of them.



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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2007-02-18 13:18]

Beautiful collage here! The colors and the details are super The whole feel of it is amazing. Beautiful work. TFS

Lovely bright colours in each image Vandana. A well constructed montage with good detail. Informative notes as have been the case through this series. Well done and TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Tasmanian Sunsets I’

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2007-02-18 14:51]

Hi Vandana.
Very interesting idea.
Looks very original and good to me.
Note is interesting too.

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2007-02-18 16:19]

Hi Vandana,

Very nice combination of photos... nice collage, you captured something so special that one day it might lost in our world... beautiful people and beautiful culture, they are so colourful.. thank you for your information on all three photos...


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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2007-02-18 16:39]

Hi Vandana,
Very good montage! I like each of photos showing us the same traditional artcraft and different hats. Vivid colors and good choice to present them on a black background. Very well done! Annie

Compliments Vandana, this is very creative, the workshops are too.
You did put a lot of efford in your Peru presentation
You might be offerd an honor Citizenship :-) TFS

Very sharp and clear photos well presented in this montage.
Very instructive to know what they do and how.
Thank you

Hi Vandana,

A beautiful collage of the Peruvian weavers! You captured a part of their lives perfectly. Their traditional clothing are always colourful to see!

Well done & TFS

Excellent collage V**, details are just amazing.. nice tight cropping works well too for this construction TC

Hello Vandana.
Great show or Peruvians people.
Always at beautifull clothing and alwys hard work.
Nice compilation and every shot are a comliment.

Mooie dag en tot volgende keer.

Hi Vandana, such great notes with great collages! and in your ws too.
I learned a lot by reading your notes.

Every photo is well taken, very sharp, rich colours and well composed.

Well captured! Take care, Yan!

Ps: many thx for your review in "Happy Valentine's Day". It's really appreciated :)


Nice tableau, could be a page from National Geographic, or a anthropology text book. Nice colorful artwork. From my experience in other parts of the world, and with artists in general: they don't get much of the proceeds, the ones who make the money are the middle men.

Hi Vanny
Wow, very realistic. I like how you did your PP here.
Being a woman there has a few problems, dont you think? :-)
Bye and hug

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-02-20 8:27]

Excellent collage with a superb theme, Vandana! I love the way you have set it all up and the original shots are grand too of course, with super colours and details.
(back with :)

Saludos Vandana

Hermosa composición felicidades


I enjoy! we have many costume view! It's well presented! Just black background let all the attention without disturbing the photos!

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 136 N: 1263] (6138)
  • [2007-02-21 9:07]

Hello Vandana,
wonderful postcard like compostion. The photos of the weavers are very nice. Great colors and wonderul action you captured.

Beautiful compilation of fine images Vandana.
A great insight into local culture.
Best wishes Mark

Hi Vandana,
I think it's a good idea. Collages looks beautiful withf this mosaic of these beautiful people and culture, their habits, their colors and his life way, I appreciate a lot that.
Great composition and beautiful shot.

Hi Vandana,
Nice Collage with nice photos.
I like your colors,frame,note and composition.TFS

splendide collage et beaux détails
belles couleurs péruviennes


An outstanding photo journalism with class presentation here and in WS. They remind me of Tibetan Refugeses (the ladies work so hard for carpets), who are never paid for what they do, others cash on their hardwork, and looks like these comunities ae also very hard working...
Thanks for sharing.
pts will follow:)

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