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A different way to carry things: The Andean “Manta”
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November 12, 2014June 5, 2018

A different way to carry things: The Andean “Manta”

All across the world, people have devised unique solutions to their daily problems. A big one being, how can you carry things while keeping your hands free? While some cultures carry things on their heads, in a cart, or in backpacks, Peruvian women have devised a unique solution with the Andean manta. One of the...

The Manta: the Peruvian Solution for carrying things/babies.
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November 1, 2014June 12, 2018

The Manta: the Peruvian Solution for carrying things/babies.

Strollers or prams are popular in most developed countries, but there are a lot of places where women still carry their children on their back. Everybody needs a solution to carry what they need. You can find an interesting article about the history of carrying babes here here. In Peru, Andean women use a blanket called...