Photo of the Day: Five Year Old Sales Girl

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5 Year Old Selling Bracelets on Taquile Island in Lake Titicaca, Peru.

Taquile is an island on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca 45 km offshore from the city of Puno. About 1,700 people live on the island. The people from Taquile (TaquileƱos) are well known for their fine handwoven textiles and clothing. These are reputed as among the highest-quality handicrafts in Peru. Everyone on the island – children, women, and men – spins and weaves. Taquile is also are known for having created an innovative, community-controlled tourism model, offering home stays, and restaurants to tourists.

Children on the island sell handmade bracelets to tourist for 1 Peruvian Sol (about .30 cents) Jason and I both bought one bracelet 4 months ago and they are still as colorful as when we first bought them. Unfortunately, we witness high level of competition between the children to the point where they would push each other out of the way to win a sale.

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