Musicians in their Traditional CostumesPeru is an amazing country for culture, dramatic landscapes, variety, colors, handicrafts and people.Peru traditional costumes are one of the most fascinating aspects of the countryI was so fascinated by their traditional costumes, an important part of Peruvian culture as they mark the differences between regional areas and how influences melted over time.Women at the MarketThe market is one of the most interesting places for observing people, and you won’t get short of them while crossing Peru. Here I got my eyes caught by the lovely big hats and the awesome decorations on the sleeves. And Peru also provides a large number of awesome handicrafts: beautiful and brightly colored cloths, carved seeds with scenes of daily life, lovely knitted woollen sweaters and hats with the traditional peruvian designs, and lots more.Colorful DancersIn the Colca Valley, I stepped in this group of dancers wearing amazing traditional costumes with wonderful colorful embroideries.Despite being a poor country, Peru distinguishes itself for its beautiful handicrafts, first of all textiles.A lovely little dancer waiving at me…A Colorful Peruvian Little Child More reading: Narni, Medieval Costumes and the Fascinating Corsa all’Anello_______If you liked this story, you may want to subscribe to the Wild About Travel Newsletter for more travel inspiration 29 Responses The World Wanderer December 9th, 2012 I am thinking about where in South America I should be spending my summer, and Peru was where my head was at today. Thanks for more inspiration! The World Wanderer recently posted..SA Sunday: Reasons to Head to Peru. Reply Simon December 9th, 2012 Erin, Peru was one of the most beautiful countries I visited. So diverse and so interesting. I’m sure you’ll love it. And there are a few more pictures across the website if you’re interested in seeing a little more. Reply Laura in Peru November 2nd, 2011 Beautiful photos! One of my favorite parts about living in Peru is its dynamic culture and abundance of colors.Just the other week I wrote an article about the colors and culture in Lima, a place in Peru many visitors overlook. In case any of your readers are interested: http://www.saluxuryexpeditions.com/wordpress/2011/10/colors-and-culture-in-peru%e2%80%99s-capital/ Laura in Peru recently posted..Morning Mist at Machu Picchu Reply waitinginthedark November 2nd, 2011 Thank you Laura. Lovely photo yours! Reply Mac October 21st, 2011 I like to travel to different places to know about the history and culture. The vivid images presented here are very colorful and I should appreciate how beautifully they have been snapped. Thanks for sharing them. Reply Camden Luxford July 22nd, 2011 Wonderful photos, thanks for sharing. Peruvian festivals are my favourite part of living in the country and you’ve captured them very well – little dancer’s my fave. Reply Camden Luxford July 22nd, 2011 Wonderful photos, thanks for sharing. Peruvian festivals are my favourite part of living in the country! Reply Mark January 19th, 2011 Peru has been on my “hot” list of countries to visit for a while! It now became even “hotter”, after seeing this beautiful spread of photos you’ve shared with us! The colors are fascinating, but beyond that, I love the way you set up and framed the shots! My favorite has to be the one of the young ladies with the large hats….very, very nice Simon! Mark recently posted..The Closing of a Milestone Year! Reply Jeremy B December 27th, 2010 What a great job of capturing the culture and people! I love these photos! My sister-in-law is from Peru and so many people write about places like Lima and Machu Picchu. This shows a very different and personal side of the country. Without connecting with the culture, the sites don’t matter. Jeremy B recently posted..American and Delta Airlines pull airfares from popular online travel sites Reply Cam October 17th, 2010 Great pics! We’ve got a similar one with the white church and the snowcapped Andes in the background. Although quite touristy, we really liked the little children dancing. In fact, I’m pretty sure that’s where we purchased our Peruvian knitted hats. We were surprised when we learned that many of the “girl” dancers were actually little boys in dresses. Kinda funny Cam recently posted..Photo Blog- Snorkeling the Red Sea in Dahab- Egypt Reply Jen Laceda October 10th, 2010 These photographs are so inspiring, Simon. It gives me a sense of urgency to visit Peru soon!!! Jen Laceda recently posted..Imagine John Lennon and a Plea to Promote Peace Reply waitinginthedark October 11th, 2010 Thank you so much, Jen. Peru is a wonderful country, where you never stop being surprised. I bet you’d fall in love with Peru! Reply Trans-Americas Journey October 8th, 2010 Great photos. I can’t wait till our Journey takes us down that way. Reply waitinginthedark October 10th, 2010 Thank you so much. Peru is indeed an amazing country. I’m sure you would love it! Reply The Girl In Orange June 16th, 2010 So colorful, I really like them. I guess the differences alway melt away when we look at the bigger picture. We have more thigs in common than differences. Reply Barbara Weibel June 16th, 2010 Hi Simon: Beautiful photos that were of great interest to me, since Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia are on my list for next year. I would love to know where these photos were taken. Would help me greatly in my travel planning, since my site is all about culture. Thanks, Barbara Reply Juno April 27th, 2010 Beautiful color, people, photo!First time I saw traditional Peruvian clothes.. fascinating. We have wonderful peruvian restaurant near where I live. Food is amazing too! Just Gorgeous… Juno. Reply waitinginthedark April 27th, 2010 Thank you Juno. Indeed, colors are among the loveliest and most impressive things in Central/South America (at last to me). It’s amazing to see how such poor countries developed a fine taste and awesome handicrafts. Reply ciki April 27th, 2010 totally riveting! so beautiful i cannot peel my eyes away from the photos:) great job simon – rock on:) Reply waitinginthedark April 27th, 2010 Thank you! I take it like a great compliment because you do amazing photos (the ones you took in Borobudur are among my faves!). Hugs! Reply lechua April 21st, 2010 the people, culture, tradition – really interests me. those who still carry on their tradition and here seeing them in their traditional costumes – always an eyeopener. thanks for sharing! Reply Britt-Arnhild April 6th, 2010 Your new design looks great. Good luck Simon. .-= Britt-Arnhild´s last blog ..How to party……how to pizza party! =-. Reply waitinginthedark April 6th, 2010 Hi Britt, thank you so much! You’re the first one to comment. That’s amazing! There’s still lots of work to be done, but it will come, day after day. I’m glad you like it. And if you have suggestions, they’re more than welcome! A big big hug! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.Name* Email* WebsiteComment Powered by sweetCaptcha Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.