Woven Beauties: The Andean Women of Peru
It's not every day that you get to experience a trip to another land. Although, I have never traveled to the beautiful land of Peru, I can certainly enjoy the stunning works of art created by the hands of the Andean women from rural Quechua village near Ollantaytambo.
Our fair trade partners from Awamaki work with 8 artisan cooperatives which provide the Andean women training and market access. The goal of their efforts is to offer women with a reliable source of income so they can increase their families' quality of life and well-being.
Awamaki partner cooperatives are the local Andean women who weave, knit, spin, and sew. Each of the products you purchase will include the name of the artisan who made it. This personal touch draws you into the life of a true craftsman which brings a multitude of appreciation.
These are stunning visually and to the touch. This shoulder bag is made of an intricate back strap weave and accented by premium black leather trim while also featuring a woven strap lined in leather. It includes snap for closure, added interior bags for storage, and is sized to fit tablets and most small-medium laptops.
This hand woven Inti Shoulder Bag was made by Isabel. Her beautiful hands created an unique bag for many, like you and me, to enjoy and treasure for a lifetime.
Accented by an intricate weave design, this chic wallet is enhanced with a leather wrist strap allowing versatile use as either a wristlet or a clutch.
Both are handwoven from naturally dyed, sheep’s wool and accented with bronze zipper and hardware accessories prove why each made-to-order piece is worth the 6 week shipping lead time. They come in three color options: Midnight, Peach and Sky (shown).
The Inti Wristlet was hand crafted by Yolanda. A pretty Peruvian woman with loads of talent and personality!
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- Anita Winter