At the top of any pom pom lover's bucket list should be a trip to Peru. Colorful pom poms are everywhere - from the country's capital Lima, to the floating islands of Uros.
Especially during festivals, traditional costumes and hair ties are all embellished with pom poms. Saturated colors, rich textures and delicate detailing resonate with one another, like a symphony flowing over the streets, paying homage to the dazzling textile culture of Peru.
It is said that the colors of pom poms have symbolic meanings: A colorful pom pom indicates happiness, while a blue one signifies sadness.
Well, so we know these alpacas are happy:
entirely handmade by artisans
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Kerala, the tropical paradise of India, is loved and praised by many as "God's Own Country". From cascades of greenery on the Western Ghats, this slender costal state reaches to the Arabian Sea, boasting diverse natural beauty and vibrant traditions.
Wayuu women have become today's world-renowned master weavers. Their mochila, a type of shoulder bag decorated with vibrant one-of-a-kind patterns, hangs comfortably thanks to its sturdy belt straps and displays character with its chunky pom-poms, is catching the eyes of fashionistas across the world. A mochila bag can take up to one month to complete by its maker, using the weaving and crocheting techniques that have been passed down from mothers to daughters for hundreds of years.
Rajasthan means "Land of Kings". This northwestern state of India is the largest in the country, with rich culture and authentic influences from India's ancient castes.
Magnificent palaces, forts, and temples attest to the prosperous history that is still attracting global tourists to this land.