Threads of Peru Blog
Ligia, originally from Guatemala, joins the Threads of Peru team!
With years of experience working with traditional textiles in her home country, Ligia brings her expertise to Peru. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and International Trade, obtained in July 2015 at the Rafael Landívar University. While working in her home country with two different organizations, she developed a passion to preserve the traditions and culture of Indigenous communities. Being herself part of the Maya K’iche community, working towards empowerment has become an essential core of her professional path.
In late 2012, I was on the lookout for another weaving association to add to our growing network. On a routine trip out to Ollantaytambo on public transit, I happened to notice a sign advertising an upcoming artisan fair that would be held just outside Chinchero. "Amazing!," I thought. "Perfect place to meet some new weavers."
With cooler weather just around the corner, you already know that our luxuriously soft, traditionally handcrafted alpaca items make wonderful additions to your autumn and winter wardrobe.