The Indigenous Women That Save Lives Through Their Ancestral Knowledge of Weaving

In the high-altitude metropoli of La Paz, Bolivia , rates of heart troubles dwarf those of metropolis at sea level. But an unexpected partnership between medicine and art is helping dealing with this problem.

Doctor Franz Freudenthal is a pediatric cardiologist who generated a machine that sets abnormal openings in the heart through a non-invasive procedure. But these tiny, intricate devices cannot be made by machine, so Freudenthal enlisted assistance from the countrya

s indigenous Aymara ladies.

With their traditional thread abilities, they knit these life-saving machines by hand. It’s the perfect merge of technology and artistry.

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