INCA: LLAMAS & LOOMS

INCA: LLAMAS & LOOMS

The Andes is one of the highest mountain ranges in the world, home to llamas whose fleece produces warm woolly clothing that lasts a lifetime.  Here kids help with the process--shearing llamas, spinning, dyeing yarn with insects picked off cactus, and weaving on looms.  Learn the pre-Incan ancient symbols the Inca still weave into textiles worn today.  Weave a colorful yarn armband.

Best for ages 8 years +
90 minutes


BUILD A SERIES WITH:

Finger Knitting

Native California: Miwok & Ohlone

Olmec, Maya, & Aztec

Southern China

Southwest Native America

West Africa

Natural Dyeing