The idea behind my project was to get intimate and up-close with the families that comprised this tight-knit community whose lifestyle revolves around selling and commuting to and from festivals. It’s important to know that what they make during the summer months it’s vital for their survival during most part of the year because this is what they only do as work. It’s also important to know that selling, knitting and trading is a long tradition that dates before to the arrival of the Spaniards and even before being conquered by the Incas in the 15th century.
Their history is long and interesting specially for an Indian community in Latin America where a grand majority of them have been eradicated or, even, exterminated. Their story is captivating because they have manage to succeed where many other Indian people never even had the opportunity. Their story is full of hard work and simple ideas with big dreams.