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Textile Arts of Taquile Island, Peru

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 2 : Latin America and the Caribbean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

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...Taquile is a small island in Lake Titicaca, on the Peruvian side, in the Andean altiplano (high plateau) at nearly 13,000 feet (3,815 meters), above sea level. This community’s indigenous, Quechua-speaking inhabitants are renowned worldwide...