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Old Andean Lady wearing traditional Colca clothing, intricately embroidered and brightly colored skirts, vest and hat.  Chivay, Arequipa, Peru  #world #cultures

Old Andean Lady, Peru: wearing traditional Colca clothing, intricately embroidered and brightly coloured skirts, vest and hat.

A Q'eros elder stands in the mist wearing traditional alpaca wool clothing and embroidery. The Q'eros, a traditional Quecha people living in the Peruvian Andes,  are considered the last direct descendants of the Incas.

A Q'eros elder stands in the mist wearing traditional alpaca wool clothing and embroidery. The Q'eros, a traditional Quecha people living in the Peruvian Andes, are considered the last direct descendants of the Incas.

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A trip to Peru isn't complete without a few days in the magical city of Cusco!

Faces of Peru.  National Geographic

These portraits were taken by photographer Aaron Huey on assignment for "The High Road to Machu Picchu" in the May/June 2009 issue of National Geographic Traveler.

Natives Quechua, father and son, Peru,

Quechuans, Natives of Peru (by Byrd on a Wire). Traditional garb is still worn by the Quechuan people of Chinchero, Peru

The Uros people live on floating islands in Lake Titicaca. Everything from the islands to the boats is made of totora reed, which grows abundantly in the lake. The man pictured is making a boat from it, which will last him a year.

Uros of Lake Titicaca, Peru. A man works with freshly cut reeds on Lake Titicaca—at feet meters) the world’s highest navigable lake. The Uros people live on floating islands and make nearly everything out of totora, a reed that grows in the lake.

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