Black with Brown Face Sheep Ornament, hand knit

Black with Brown Face Sheep Ornament, hand knit

Women in the town of Chucuito, Peru, on the shore of Lake Titicaca have formed a co-op and hand knit these lovely ornaments from acrylic yarn. The ornaments all have an attached loop of yarn for hanging. As they are hand knit, each 3" ornament is unique. Antonia (who started the co-op) makes the first samples of an item, and then will give work to other women in her village, usually friends of family. These women knit to supplement their family income. They knit in between caring for their children, doing household chores and/or shepherding their llamas and sheep. It is not uncommon to see these women knitting while walking in their fields.

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