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In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, we visit a tiny island on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca. Taquile Island is a UNESCO World Heritage site thanks to having the finest textile art. It’s also the place where a knitted hat represents a man’s code of honor, marital status and love for life.

Our podcast is an audio guide to the world’s wondrous, awe-inspiring, strange places. In under 15 minutes, we’ll take you to an incredible site, and along the way you’ll meet some fascinating people and hear their stories. Join us daily, Monday through Thursday, to explore a new wonder with cofounder Dylan Thuras and a neighborhood of Atlas Obscura reporters.

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