Threads of Peru Blog

Women Are Changemakers: IWD 2018

Women Are Changemakers: IWD 2018

Ruperta-artisan-peru

For International Women’s Day this year, we are profiling 4 incredible women who inspire us. In their own way, each one is proving to the world that women hold the keys to change and progress.

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Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

Baby in Andean community

In North America, October and November are months dedicated to remembrance and thankfulness. And we at Threads of Peru have so much to be thankful for this year!

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How We Met: Huilloc

How We Met: Huilloc

Young Andean weavers

For their age, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of weaving they showed me (just a few table runners and scarves): the designs are well-executed, the colors very vibrant, straight edges and a nice finish. Already so accomplished!

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Volunteering with Threads Part 2: Lessons from the Communities

My first invitation to visit a community that Threads of Peru works with came a couple of weeks after I started volunteering two mornings a week in the Cusco office.

The visit quickly disabused me of any notions I had had of how the textiles are made. I suppose I had thought, not very thoughtfully, that the process would be a more rustic version of a western association of weaving hobbyists. It is much more complicated and intricate than that.

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