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Title Aymara Kuru, an ancient technique of weaving belts in rural Ayacucho
Type Case-study
Description Aymara Kuru is an ancient technique of weaving belts or girdles, used in the rural areas of the department of Ayacucho in Peru. All the materials used are made from animals native to the region (alpaca, sheep etc.) and coloured with traditional vegetal dyes.
Web Link /doc/case-studies/tttc/tttc-unesco-peru.doc
Source United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
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Information on Available Technologies (under development)
Programme Areas Traditional Knowledge, Innovations and Practices - Article 8(j)
Sustainable Use of Biodiversity
Countries Peru
Regions Latin America and the Caribbean
Keywords Traditional technologies