lunes, 26 de marzo de 2012

Sucre Visit to Hat Factory feb 2012


 This is a hat factory we visited in Sucre.  They are washing the sheep wool in this large cement tub.  The man would stir is around with his large paddle.

 The wool was then put through this large machine

The washed  wool came out down this large machine. It was dumped into another big container.

Now is is being carded, smoothed and pressed through these rollers.

It comes out in these large rollers.

This is a view of the machine that rolls  the washed wool..

  This is the wool that has been washed, carded and pressed. It is amazing how good it looks.

Now they start cutting out all the different shapes of the hats.

`They are starting to shape the hats. Most of the workers had flip-flops on for shoes. There was a lot of pulleys and chains on these machines.  Not quite the safety regulations of the U.S.

He is shaping and pressing the wool.


Now you can see the dyed wool and the hat is taking shape.
They have two shifts a day. Each shift is about 10 hours long.
They make about $120 a month american money.

More machines and workers to shape and dye the hats.

 They make about 5000 hats a day at this factory.  This is how they ship them.  The press them into these large bundles.  They told us they sell them all over the world.

We went to the hat store at the end of our tour.  Everyone had fun trying on the hats and buying a few too Lloyd and President Ted Jackman (First Counselor in the Temple Presidency)

 This is the Hat Store.  Plenty of  different styles of hats.

We also visited the Chocolate Factory.  They would not let us take any pictures inside.  It is called Para ti   Their chocolate was very good.  They sell it in everywhere in South America and in the United States too.  We all bought a good supply.  It was just about as good as Florence's chocolates in Rexburg.

This mas was washing cars outside Para ti and really wanted to have his picture taken with Lloyd.  

Downtown Sucre there wers people selling their goods on the sidewalks.  It is a town known for their weaving. I bought one from this man. They are very interesting and tell a story. 

 We stayed in a very nice hotel and this is the oven they told us they bake bread in every day.  We never saw them use it. 
Lloyd, Kristie and  Helen and Glen Kennedy.  Wish we were really baking bread. 
A view from the balcony of the Hotel in Sucre.  The Hotel has many antiques.
A beautiful piece of antique silver work. 
A pay phone in Sucre. The only one we've ever seen in Bolivia.

We visitied a store owned by a member of the church.  She has a room full of antique clothing.  She let us try some on. Christy Dyer, Lloyd and I.  They are all hand woven, old and heavy.  It was fun and very interesting to learn about.

Loyd visited a Dinosaur Museum.  This is a hillside with dinosaur tracks going up.  It is little hard to see them.  But there are quite a few of them.

This is a skelaton of the kind of dinosaur that was there.

Another picture of the hill.  They believe the hills were flat at one time when the dinosaurs walked on it.  This is a chemical lime quarry where the tracks were found. 
Waiting to get on the plane to go back to Cochabamba.  Guess where these missionaries have been. 
Hat Factory maybe???
President Jackman, Glen Kennedy, Bob Cardon, President Dan Dyer and Lloyd. 

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