Tag Archives : Peruvian handicraft

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Lovely Alpaca, boho decor from Peru to your home


This post is very special since it is dedicated to the shop that my mom has reopened on the Etsy platform (Lovely Alpaca). As I told you before, in September I traveled to Peru for a few days and together with my mother we traveled to Cusco to visit artisan communities. So along with them and appreciating how they work,…

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Cultural heritage and textiles in Chinchero, Cusco


After a few years, I traveled to my dear country Peru with my little Thiago to visit the family and also to visit Cusco together with my mother.During those 4 days in Cusco, we learned more about our culture and its traditional fabrics at the Apu Antasaqa Artisanal Association. This association is located in the district of Chinchero in the…

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Visiting Ruraq Maki during the National Holidays in Peru


Today is July 28, a special date for Peruvians as we celebrate another year of our Independence. What a better occasion to appreciate our craftsmanship. But we cannot value our heritage if we don’t have a knowledge of our tradition and the work behind each artisanal piece and the history of artisan communities.For this reason, Alexandra, our blog interior designer,…

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Kené art: Tradition and design from the jungle of Peru


Kené in the Shipibo language refers to the design system of the shipibo-konibo people (in plural it is called kenebo). These designs can be seen being used to cover the surface of the body, clothing and other material supports such as cloth, wood or ceramics. Among the materials they use to trace their designs are natural dyes, seeds, cotton, fabrics,…

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Peruvian frazadas: traditional ethnic textiles for home


These traditional Peruvian textiles are known as Frazadas, which means blankets or bed covers. But these Frazadas are thick handwoven and heavy enough to be used as rugs. Frazadas are 100% sheep wool textiles woven by hand and hand-dyed in the rural villages of the Andes by Aymara women in Peru. They use old techniques inherit through generations and it…

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