Cynthia LeCount Samaké is the founder of Behind the Scenes Adventures, a travel company specializing in art and culture tours. Leading several trips each year, she shares her expertise in festival costume and traditional textiles. She has curated multiple exhibitions of traditional textiles and festival dress for museums and galleries. More than a decade of research in Peru and Bolivia resulted in her highly acclaimed book Andean Folk Knitting: Traditions and Techniques from Peru and Bolivia. In between textile adventures, she makes her home in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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