This is a post for my friend Kelsey. The mummy you see here is from Peru and her name is Tejida. She was a weaver and when she died she was buried clutching her skeins of yarn. Apparently some grave robbers took her legs but even in her condition (dead) she still has her stash. Now you're going to tell me you have TOO MUCH yarn? Oh no. No such thing. You really should take up spinning. I know you would love it.
This photo was borrowed from the magazine Wild Fibers Issue: Fall 2007. The article is A Life Unraveled After Five Hundred Years. Story and photos by CJ Schexnayder.