While in Cajamarca this weekend I did a little shopping. No souvenirs, no postcards, not even a tshirt. What I did buy we’re two mantas! Amazing, handmade baby carriers. One is a traditional manta that is essentially a long piece of cloth that can be worn as a front, back, or hip carry. The other is like a ring sling, which requires significantly less skill.
They are both gorgeous and I met the woman who actually made them, as she was working on others when I came to her stall in the mercado. She gave me tips on the best way to do a hip carry and showed me the best knot to use. I cannot wait to get home and use them on some of my munchkins!