Meet the vendor!

Meet the vendor!

Martin Torres lives in Tarabuco, but has been schlepping up to La Paz for 35 years to sell his textiles. He told us that he usually comes for 2-3 weeks before going back home to spend time with his family; he has two sons and two daughters.

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Destination: La Paz, Bolivia

Lake Poopó is a large, shallow lake that makes up the eastern half of the department of Oruro, which is where this manta was woven. We purchased it from Mr. Martin Torres, who comes to La Paz from Tarabuco for a couple weeks at a time to sell his wares.    


Like the mining towns that dot its eastern border, Lake Poopó, the second-largest lake in Bolivia, is subject to cycles of boom and bust; during some years, its surface area reaches up to 3,500 km², while in other y... Read More

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4 x 3.8 ft

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