Traditional Inca weaving processes and patterns had been lost. The Quechua people no longer wore beautiful traditional clothing. Master weaver Nilda Callañaupa arranged academic credit for students who interviewed their grandmothers about their grandmothers’ weaving. Little by little, she collected enough information to start a renaissance.
Today, thanks to Nilda’s nonprofit Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco, ancient methods of weaving flourish; men, women and children create and wear indigenous clothing with pride. Weaving grandmothers describe their lives, memories, skills and spirit in GRANDMOTHER POWER.