Andes Inca Pre-Inca Weaving

INCA: LLAMAS & LOOMS

Take a trip with us to the Andes, one of the highest mountain ranges in the world.  Learn how llamas help make wonderfully warm and woolly clothing that lasts a lifetime.  Meet kids that weave clothing for the whole family--shearing llamas, spinning, dyeing yarn with insects picked off cactus, and weaving on looms!  You’ll even learn the ancient symbols of the Incas and pre-Incas still woven into textiles and fabric worn today in the high Andes.  Become a weaving master yourself after weaving a colorful yarn armband to wear and take home.

Best for participants age 8 and up
90 minutes with slideshow, artifacts, and hands-on activity


BUILD A SERIES WITH:

Finger Knitting

Native California: Miwok & Ohlone

Olmec, Maya, & Aztec

Southern China

Southwest Native America

West Africa

Natural Dyeing