Archive for March, 2011

Peruvian in the Palace: An Interview with Bella Lane

Peruvian in the Palace: An Interview with Bella Lane

Bella comes from Francisco de Orellana – 80 km from Iquitos, the capital of the department of Loreto, which includes the main part of the Amazon rainforest area that covers eastern Peru. She emigrated to Britain a decade ago and has established a career in the area of textiles (embroidery – […]

HISTORY OF PERU SERIES – Part 8:  ANCIENT TEXTILES

HISTORY OF PERU SERIES – Part 8: ANCIENT TEXTILES

What trendy metrosexual would not be happy to sport this Wari-inspired tapestry in their post-modern apartment overlooking the Thames, the Seine, the Hudson, Niteroi Bay in Rio de Janeiro, the sea in Chorrillos, or wherever. Somewhat pre-Picasso, the Wari people and empire (Peru AD 600 to 900) were “abstract artists” […]

Yale to return all Machu Picchu artifacts by December 2012

Yale to return all Machu Picchu artifacts by December 2012

Yale University is planning to send to Peru the last shipment of Machu Picchu artifacts by December 2012, state news agency Andina reported. The first shipment of the archaeological pieces, which were taken from Peru almost a century ago, arrived on Wednesday to celebrations. The 46,635 fragments and artifacts will […]

Ingemmet installs monitoring system at El Misti

Ingemmet installs monitoring system at El Misti

The Arequipa office of the Peruvian geology, mining and metallurgy agency Ingemmet is setting up a system around the crater of the El Misti volcano to warn of any eruptions, state news agency Andina reported. The system includes the installation of one-meter high concrete blocks that will register the distortion […]