I love that I can offer beads and pendants directly from Peru while I'm here working on my ethnographic research project at the archaeological site of Saqsaywaman! And, I have endless amazing places to place these gems to showoff their beauty on historical sites. These photos were taken at the ancient Monastery in Cusco with it's old doors and ornate altars.
In-between work and taking classes in Spanish at Maximo Nivel, I do have time to walk around to the various artisan markets and find great pendants and beads. So, I'll be posting new stuff every day or so. I'll ship you your purchases as soon as I return to California on February 8th...just in time for Valentine's Day.
If you want to read about my trip, check out my blog at On-Site Expeditions.
Maren Elwood is a Visual Anthropologist who studies cultures with her camera...and collects beads on her travels to share with you.