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Image of an Ashaninka woman using a hand loom to weave cotton thread into cloth. This loom is remarkable similar to the looms used further to the west in the Andes region and may indicate a link between the cultures of the Amazon River Basin and the ancient Andean civilizations. However in the Andes, they traditionally use alpaca to weave cloth rather than cotton; whereas in the Amazon, cotton fiber is almost always used.
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