Two Weeks in South America

Jackie and Dave  

This past summer we participated in a "textiles tour" to Peru and Bolivia. It was organized through the Textile Arts Council (TAC) of the S.F. de Young Museum. In a comfortable group of 15, I was pleased to find myself only one of two men. Many in the group knew each other from TAC and had looked forward to this trip for many years. We were joined by Nancy, a colleague of Jackie's at SJSU, and Sue, who shared the delights of Berkeley Psych graduate work with Jackie and now is in Chicago.

The trip took a mostly north-to-south path, starting in Lima and ending in La Paz. The political and economic conditions in that region forced assorted changes in the itineraries; there were places considered must-see for textiles afficionados that we were not able to get to. However we were hardly deprived.

Photos and commentary for the trip are divided into the major phases of: