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Comodidad de lujo: mantas tejidas de baby alpaca de Puno


There is something undeniably comforting about wrapping yourself in a soft, warm throw on a chilly evening. And when it comes to the epitome of luxury and coziness, nothing surpasses a knitted throw made from baby alpaca wool. Handcrafted with care and skill in Puno, Peru, are not only visually stunning but also offer unrivaled warmth and comfort. A Natural…

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Ayacucho tapestries

All about Ayacucho Tapestries


This week I bring you a very special post about the wonderful tapestries of Ayacucho, come and join me in this story. Ayacucho is one of the cities known as the land of churches, land of artisans, land of the brave, and land of traditions. It was declared by UNESCO as “Capital of Popular Art and Crafts of Peru” for…

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Cochineal, a little insect and my favorite color palette


Have you heard of cochineal? Since ancient times, pre-Inca civilizations (Peru) have traditionally used a series of natural dyes as a color palette for making their garments such as blankets, chullos, ponchos, among others. Dyeing is achieved with the help of a small parasitic insect that lives on the leaves of the prickly pear cacti. It has the form of…

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Ayacucho tapestries and visiting Artisan Emilio Fernández Quispe

Ayacucho tapestries and visiting Artisan Emilio Fernández Quispe


Emilio Fernández Quispe is an artist and craftsman, born on July 20, 1964, in Vinchos, Ayacucho. He and his family create textiles, embroidery, altarpieces, Ayacucho tapestries, cushions, and ceramics in a traditional way in their workshop “Manos Andinas Perú“, located in Lurín, Lima. Don Emilio learned to use the loom as family inheritance and the teachings of his father. When…

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Cusco craftsmanship as part of my cultural identity


As an Andean and Quechua-speaking woman from the Yanacocha community in Chinchero (Cusco), I have always wondered about the meaning of cultural identity. According to Jaime Fisher, it is the sense of belonging to a specific social group it differentiates us from others. All this is shown in the ethnic groups, languages, beliefs, customs, festivals, rituals, and ceremonies, thus manifesting lifestyles and…

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Most popular Peruvian crafts during festivities of the year


We are close to the end of the year and only two months away from preparing for Christmas. It recalled the different festivities celebrated throughout the year in my country Peru, and how crafts are part of some of them. Each region has traditions and festivities, making them easily recognizable throughout the country. It is their crafts that we intend…

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Chulucanas pottery, ancient techniques, and unique style


Chulucanas pottery is handmade in the district of the same name, located in the province of Morropón, department of Piura, on the north coast of Peru. These ceramics are identified by the elements they use, such as clay, mango leaves, sand, and the warm climate of the country’s north, as well as the use of traditional techniques and tools from the…

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10 textile art ideas to display on that wall of your house


If you are a passionate collector, you have at least one wall of your house with pieces of art or crafts brought from one or more parts of the world. Because we love global design in the blog, I get you today’s textile art ideas from different countries. Today it is widespread to create a gallery wall at home. What do you…

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