A family relaxes in their home in Otavalo, where many local people still continue to practice traditional ways of life.
A kneeling woman, wearing a dark shawl and an embroidered white blouse, adjusts her wooden carding paddle.
A woman sits on the edge of a field near Otavalo spinning wool. She holds a distaff in her left hand.
In Otavalo, a woman winds yarn around a spindle held in her left hand.
An Otavalo woman sits on the floor, weaving a multi-colored band of fabric on a traditional loom.
A traditional craftsman weaves a wool cloth on a backstrap loom.
In the Otavalo Valley, a young girl holds her mother’s sleeve while she weaves.
A large foot-powered loom, called a treadle loom, is laden with several skeins of wool.
A man sits in front of a treadle loom in Quito, the capital of Ecuador. He appears to be weaving a wool blanket or shawl.
An Indian woman in Otavalo sits on the floor, weaving a thin bracelet with a handloom.
After finishing his work on the backstrap loom, an Otavalo weaver finishes a piece, cutting the tassels hanging from the bottom.
Finished sweaters are folded, awaiting sale in the open-air market in Otavalo.
Two women load a large cloth-covered bundle on one of the women's shoulders.
At the Otavalo market, a woman stands near a market stall laden with colorful wool bags of all shapes and sizes.
An Indian man walks through the open-air market in Otavalo, wearing traditional clothing.
A young woman, wearing traditional clothing, shops at the Otavalo market with a cloth bag slung over her shoulder.
In an open-air market in Saquisilí, Ecuador, shoppers peruse a clothing stall. Several blankets decorated with animal themes are visible on the back wall of the stall.