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A Peruvian find, 3,200 miles from home 

It is 3,258 miles from Durham to Chanchamayo Valley, an area famous for its coffee and fruit farms in the Central Jungle of Peru.

I found this item—a wall hanging, perhaps?—on a recent rainy day as I walked down Morehead Avenue, between Duke and Vickers streets in Durham. It's a long way from home.

This article appeared in print with the headline "Found far from home."


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  • It is 3,258 miles from Durham to Chanchamayo Valley, yet Peruvian art can be found on Morehead Avenue.

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