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Charlotte, Vermont artist, teacher and writer Elizabeth VanBuskirk.  Photo: Elizabeth VanBuskirk
Charlotte, Vermont artist, teacher and writer Elizabeth VanBuskirk. Photo: Elizabeth VanBuskirk

Books: "Beyond the Stones of Machu Picchu"

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Over the last 30 years, Vermont weaver, writer and teacher Elizabeth VanBuskirk has traveled to the land of the Incas -- the ancient citadel Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley and Cusco. She and her husband, David, loved the region, its people and culture so much that that they helped found the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco.

VanBuskirk has collected some of her own favorite stories and Inca folktales in a new book, Beyond the Stones of Machu Picchu.

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Todd Moe
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One of Inca artist Angel Callanaupa Alvarez's painting from "Bear Prince" story.
One of Inca artist Angel Callanaupa Alvarez's painting from "Bear Prince" story.
The book features paintings by Inca artist Angel Callanaupa Alvarez and includes stories of Inca rituals and beliefs about the earth, "Pacha Mama," the majestic Andes, water, the environment and the stages of life.  

Elizabeth VanBuskirk talks about her new book, love of the Inca culture, and desire to help preserve Peruvian textile traditions. She has studied south and north American native textiles since the early 1980's.

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