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Day 10 - Continuing to present you a series of pictures from the traditional weaver's cooperative in Chinchero. The main objective of this series is to show the wonderful work of these women, eventhough some of the shots are not of very good quality.
Here we can see the spinning part of the process. It's common to see the women around the Andean region spinning wool while walking on the streets, taking care of the animals in the farms or talking to each other. The picture shows the wool being spined to a yarn.

'Spinning is the process of creating yarn (or thread, rope, cable) from various raw fiber materials. The process consists in binding the separate fibers into a strong, long yarn by twisting them together. Characteristics of the yarn vary based on the material used, fiber length and alignment, quantity of fiber used and degree of twist.
The earliest spinning probably involved simply twisting the fibers in the hand. Later a stick, called a spindle, was used to add the twist and hold the twisted fiber (this is the kind used by weavers in Peru). Usually a whorl or weight stabilizes the spindle. The spindle is spun and twists the fiber until it becomes yarn. The spindle may be suspended or supported. Later the spinning wheel was developed which allowed continuous and faster yarn production (they don't seem to use this method there)
Hobby or small scale artisan spinners spin their own yarn to control specific yarn qualities and produce yarn not commercially available. They also may spin for self-sufficiency, sense of accomplishment, or sense of connection to history and the land. And, of course, for the meditative qualities of spinning.' (extracted from Wikipedia)

I'm aware of the overexposition in certain areas of this picture, but in this case it was impossible to avoid it my camera was settle with it's maximum shutter speed. I found though that in this case it seems the the light shadow effect helped to detache the spinning from the backgound. What do you think?

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