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Cusco Doors

Set into the original foundations of Inca buildings in the old centre of Cusco, Peru.

What’s behind them is unknown to me.

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How It’s Done

Mom’s weaving.

Weaving Student

So, this is how she does it!

 

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Pablo Seminario, Artist

The studio of Pablo Seminario is in Urubamba, a town of about 8000 people in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We were privileged to visit with the artist at his home, shop and studio where he took the time to meet us and describe his approach to the art that he produces.

Ceramic items produced in his studio/workshop by staff are also on sale in his small store on the site.

These days, I am drinking my morning coffee from one of his uniquely decorated mugs.

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Weaving

Fabrics were made by the Incas on rudimentary looms. The process is quite slow and deliberate.

The patience required is admirable.

Back then, time was in abundance.

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Terraces

Lots of stone and terraces.

The Guardhouse

People too.

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Passageway

Getting from room to room inside one of the structures in Machu Picchu.

Passageway

Each individual block is shaped to fit precisely. There is no mortar holding them in place.

Quite remarkable as the Incas used no draft animals, iron tools, or wheels.

 

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Safe Place for Storage

On the tip of the rock are terraces and buildings for storing grain.

Graneries

One can sign up to take the trail to the top. A limited number of people per day get to do this. (Although too small to see in this small format, there are people up there.) There is no chairlift.

We took a pass.

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