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oman with dark hair elegantly showcasing trendy pink floral embroidery crafted by skilled Peruvian artisans.

The artisans

El arte de bordar en El Colca

Meet El arte de bordar en El Colca. They are located in Yanque, a small town in the Colca valley. The association is made up of around twenty women and within this group they actively promote the participation of women in family incomes. Vilma Mamani Paxi is president of this association. They mostly work with the Maquinasca technique. 

 

With their work they want to pass on the practice of embroidery, which is part of the identity of the Colca valley. They are a member of the UNESCO Cultural Heritage.

Peruvian female artisan, dressed in traditional clothing, working diligently behind her sewing machine on sustainable fashion products available in our webshop.
argentinian woman spinning llama wool, traditional craftsmanship

Credits: Celeste Valero

Tejedores Andinos

Discover the vibrant community of Tejedores Andinos nestled in Huacalera, Jujuy. Beyond a hub for textile artisans, this community embodies a commitment to heritage, connection, and communal values. Rooted in ancient traditions, the weavers are intertwined with nature, promoting economic sustainability for their families and keeping the rich textile traditions alive.

 

Tejedores Andinos preserves the legacy of weaving through an original pre-Columbian technique on a backstrap loom. Each creation reflects the artistic skills of their ancestors and a profound connection to cultural roots. What sets Tejedores Andinos apart is the diverse backgrounds of its artisans. While some individuals weave as an additional pursuit alongside their professional careers, others have embraced weaving as a fundamental aspect of their lives. Seamlessly integrating it into their roles as homemakers. For these women, the art of weaving transforms into a practical tool, providing an extra source of income without creating a separation from their families.

MATERIALS

Locally sourced

 

We are committed to sourcing our materials locally, which means we keep our environmental footprint lower and support the local economy.

vicuña in grass grazing

Credits: Celeste Valero

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