Knitted Necklaces

This project involves 1500 Quechua women between the ages of 20 - 60 from the Southern highlands of Peru.
This is a predominately subsistence community where the average age of formal schooling is to 9 years old, and the household income is $100 per month.
As descendants of the Incas these women have been working with textiles (mainly alpaca) for centuries, and still use traditional spinning methods.
The women meet regularly where they are taught knitting skills, business management, nutrition, health and personal development.