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AndiArt - La Paz, Bolivia
Established in 2000 by French designer Veronique Valdes, AndiArt specializes in home decoration. Valdes designs textiles such as carpets, curtains and bed throws that are then handwoven by artisans in Bolivia.
The weaving and natural dyeing studio of AndiArt is located on the Altiplano in El Alto, the large city looking down over La Paz, Bolivia. Nieves, a Quechua woman oversees the whole production and has been working with AndiArt for the past 17 years.
A long piece of Bayeta, a traditional textile handwoven with alpaca and llama wools, has been naturally dyed with cochineal and is drying in the sun. This traditional textile is becoming rare as the weaving techniques are slowly disappearing

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