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Color Hunting in the Peruvian Andes

Parobamba exists in a unique ecosystem where the Peruvian Andes meet the Amazon. Here, master dyer Daniel Soncco transforms local Alpaca yarn into rainbow ribbons of colour foraged from plants, bark and beetles in the mountains. Miles from the nearest village, this small community is self-sufficient - Daniel and his wife sell scarves woven from this yarn  - everything deriving from the land itself. He also runs workshops for the women of nearby Quechuan weaving communities to keep the art of natural dyeing alive in Peru.

On Assignment with Photographers Without Borders 2017