Colca Valley colors – Inspiration board

This inspiration board has a special meaning for me since my grandfather was born in the city of Cabanaconde. It is one of the cities that are part of the tourist route of Colca Valley in Arequipa (Peru*). I have only visited this route once and I was impressed by the beauty and elegance of the traditional clothing of this region (Collagua and Cabana). Its embroidery, designs and colors inspired today's inspiration board.

The colors they use go beyond this color palette. You can also find yellow, green, fuchsia, etc. I mean, always vibrant colors to spread joy. As for the embroidered designs you can find hearts, cantuta flowers, sparrow, trout. Flora and fauna of the Colca Valley are reflected in these traditional clothing. And as often happens with the work of the master artisans, the designs are not drawn on the clothes, but they emerge instinctively from their mind while they are embroidering with the sewing machine. Amazing, right?

Colca Valley colors - Inspiration board

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A hug and until the next post!

Fiorella

 

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16 Comments

  • Lisa 2019-04-17 at 7:51 pm

    I can see how these vibrant colors would give you inspiration Fiorella, they are beautiful. Thank you for sharing a bit about your family history with me too!

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    • lacasadefreja 2019-04-18 at 2:34 pm

      That is so sweet Lisa! 🙂 thanks

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  • Madi Rowan 2019-04-18 at 5:25 am

    Love this mood board! The blue shades make me immediately think of Santorini, Greece!

    -Madi xo | http://www.everydaywithmadirae.com

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    • lacasadefreja 2019-04-18 at 2:33 pm

      Oh yes!

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  • Sydney 2019-04-18 at 4:21 pm

    OMG these colors are absolutely gorgeous together

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    • lacasadefreja 2019-04-22 at 9:36 am

      So nice you like it 🙂

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  • Laurel and Iron 2019-04-18 at 4:32 pm

    These colors are gorgeous!

    Lauren | https://www.laurelandiron.com/

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    • lacasadefreja 2019-04-22 at 9:36 am

      Thanks! 🙂

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  • Janay 2019-04-19 at 2:43 am

    Thank your for sharing this a letting us in! These colors and patterns are literally beautiful! I love color!

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    • lacasadefreja 2019-04-22 at 9:35 am

      Me too! Cant live without colors 🙂

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  • Sarah 2019-04-19 at 2:56 am

    Wow beautiful! They even inspire my cranky tired self as well!

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    • lacasadefreja 2019-04-22 at 9:35 am

      😉 nice

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  • Anne| onedeterminedlife 2019-04-19 at 7:49 am

    I absolutely love these colours. I think they verymuch capture the culture of Peru. Brings back great memories of my trip to South America.

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    • lacasadefreja 2019-04-22 at 9:35 am

      So cool you have visited South America 🙂

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  • Danielle Rice 2019-04-23 at 2:46 am

    The colors are so vibrant! Beautiful.

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    • lacasadefreja 2019-04-23 at 12:51 pm

      thanks Danielle!

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