National Geographic : 1913 Apr
Photo by Hiram Bingham CARRYING ADOBE BLOCKS: SOUTHERN PERU The modern method of building a house in Cuzco and in the uplands of Peru is to begin by making a sufficient number of adobe bricks (sundried mud mixed with straw or rubbish). They are made just about as large as can be conveniently carried by one work man. In this case they were intended for the local magistrate's new house near Choquetira. Photo by L. T. Nelson A TYPICAL PERUVIAN INDIAN WOMAN AT QUIQUIJANA, SOUTHERN PERU Indian women in Peru are never idle. Even when walking along the roads they are almost always engaged in spinning with old-fashioned whirl-bobs and spindles such as their ancestors used over a thousand years ago.