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Both men and women of the Uros, who live on reed islands they build in Lake Titicaca in Peru,wear items with these colorful knitted balls proudly in view.


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  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryan3 months ago

    Jazzy colors!

  • monnie
    these folks all had gorgeously bright outfits, fun to see…

    – phil decocco

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesen3 months ago

    Excellent! Love how you captured just the skirt of this wonderful outfit…so colorful…beautiful work!

  • karen
    I wanted to really focus on the knit balls and so the POV …….thanks

    – phil decocco

  • Peter Stratton
    Peter Stratton3 months ago

    I wonder if this ‘dress’ is for normal everyday, festive or tourist attention. Great craftsmanship, for sure! What is the significance, culturally? Good close up, Phil. :-)

  • Pete
    From what we could see and we’re told, it had virtually nothing to do with us, but was part and parcel of their desire to wear festive, colorful things. This is a man with these balls on a pouch, we saw women with them tied to long braids

    – phil decocco

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