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A Quechua man in highland Peru used bicycle spokes as needles to knit this chullo, producing a fine gauge. Take a closer look at the scalloped edges and rows of colourful and complex patterns. Although the Spanish introduced knitting to Peru, the culture had a rich history of textile design and production long before.


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Men and women in Chinchero knit and weave – how do you think this compares to Canadian textile culture?

responded: Apr 11, 2012

Posted by Alex L

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Personally, I have not really seen any males knit but I'm sure they are out there. The reason I think that they do not knit is because it seems like a womens' hobby, something that was feminine and not very manly. But it is pretty cool to see that in other cultures, things that may seem womanly here can be for both genders. But I think that in Canada, something that both women and men can do is design clothes, though not alot of males do that or have the right eye for it, males do own their own fashion lines and most of the time they even design female clothes. :)

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