WOMEN WEAVERS AND MALE TOUR GUIDES

in Ethnologia Europaea
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Annelou Ypeij University of Amsterdam j.l.ypeij@cedla.nl

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Floor van der Hout University of Amsterdam j.l.ypeij@cedla.nl

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In Peru, in the tourist village of Chinchero located in the Machu Picchu region, tourism is often organized through guided excursions. This article deals with the complex relationships that urban male guides maintain with the local, often Quechua-speaking, women of Chinchero. These women have opened workshops where they offer tourists demonstrations of their weaving art as well as weavings to purchase in an atmosphere created to simulate the Andean home. To a large extent, the women depend on male guides to bring tourists to their workshops, and pay them commissions. Based on frequent field visits, informal conversations, interviews, participation and a survey, the study demonstrates how gender and ethnic inequalities are replicated through interactions between weavers and guides.

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