The Eclectic Artist

Wayra Change Purse Quick Shop
Wayra Change Purse
Wayra Change Purse
Wayra Change Purse
Wayra Change Purse
Wayra Change Purse
Wayra Change Purse
Wayra Change Purse

Wayra Change Purse

$18.00

Hand-woven Peruvian Change Purse - 100% Naturally Dyed Wool

Size:  9 cm x 12 cm

Fibre: 100% Natural Wool; cotton lining; zipper closure 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

The Wayra Change Purse is a stylish and unique way of storing your pocket change!

Wayra means "wind" in Quechua. This unique Andean-style change purse in 5 fashionable color combinations was woven on a traditional back-strap loom by indigenous artisans from various Quechua communities in the Cusco region. The weaver created the ancient designs by carefully selecting each thread, row by row.

The materials in this change purse are 100% natural – locally sourced sheep's wool, hand-spun on a drop-spindle, and dyed with natural dyes. This product is finished with cotton lining and a zipper closure.

WHO MADE THIS WAYRA CHANGE PURSE?

The fabric for the Wayra change purse was handwoven by the weavers of Munay Urpi in Huaran, in the heart of the Sacred Valley. The change purse was then sewn up by husband-and-wife team Armando & Josefina from Chinchero.

View Product
Qhapaq Change Purse Quick Shop
Qhapaq Change Purse
Qhapaq Change Purse
Qhapaq Change Purse
Qhapaq Change Purse
Qhapaq Change Purse
Qhapaq Change Purse
Qhapaq Change Purse

Qhapaq Change Purse

$28.00

Hand-woven Peruvian Change Purse - 100% Naturally Dyed Wool with Leather

  • Size: 14 cm x 12 cm
  • Fibre: 100% Naturally dyed wool with locally sourced leather; cotton poplin lining; metal zipper closure; hand-knotted pompom pull
  • Available in: Coral, Ocean, Salt
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

This stylish change purse is the perfect “tuck away” piece for storing spare change, cards, and cash while adding an eye-catching touch of Andean flair to your wardrobe!

Drawing inspiration from the vibrant colors and design schemes of the high Andes, this boho chic coin purse features deep black or natural tan locally-sourced leather. The leather bottom of this fair trade change purse combines beautifully with the combination of carefully chosen, naturally dyed colors and ancient Quechua pallay (design).

The Qhapaq Change Purse is available in 3 colors, and is finished with a cotton lining and a front gold zipper. Pair with our Qhapaq cross-body bag!

WHO MADE THIS QHAPAQ CHANGE PURSE?

The fabric for the Qhapaq change purse was woven by the Munay Urpi weavers of Huaran, in the heart of the Sacred Valley, and was sewn up by one of their members, Concepcion Hancco Sicos.

View Product
Wayra Cosmetic Pouch Quick Shop
Wayra Cosmetic Pouch
Wayra Cosmetic Pouch
Wayra Cosmetic Pouch
Wayra Cosmetic Pouch
Wayra Cosmetic Pouch
Wayra Cosmetic Pouch
Wayra Cosmetic Pouch

Wayra Cosmetic Pouch

$32.00

Hand-woven Peruvian Cosmetic Pouch - 100% Naturally Dyed Wool

Size:  18 cm x 14 cm

Fiber: 100% Natural Wool; cotton lining; nylon zipper closure 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

The Calca Cosmetic Pouch is the perfect Andean touch for your daily knick-knacks and travel must-haves! 

This unique cosmetic pouch, in 5 fashionable color combinations, was woven on a traditional back-strap loom by indigenous artisans from various Quechua communities in the Cusco region. The weaver created the ancient designs by carefully selecting each thread, row by row.

The materials in this cosmetic pouch are 100% natural – locally sourced sheep's wool, hand-spun on a drop-spindle, and dyed with natural dyes. This product is finished with cotton lining and a zipper closure.

WHO MADE THIS WAYRA COSMETIC POUCH?

The fabric for the Wayra Cosmetic Pouch was handwoven by the weavers of the Munay Urpi weaving association in Huaran, in the heart of the Sacred Valley. It was then sewn up by husband-and-wife team Armando & Josefina from the village of Chinchero.

View Product
Upis handspun frazada Wool Pillow Quick Shop
Upis handspun frazada Wool Pillow
Upis handspun frazada Wool Pillow
Upis handspun frazada Wool Pillow
Upis handspun frazada Wool Pillow
Upis handspun frazada Wool Pillow
Upis handspun frazada Wool Pillow
Upis handspun frazada Wool Pillow
Upis handspun frazada Wool Pillow
Upis handspun frazada Wool Pillow
Upis handspun frazada Wool Pillow
Upis handspun frazada Wool Pillow
Upis handspun frazada Wool Pillow
Upis handspun frazada Wool Pillow
Upis handspun frazada Wool Pillow

Upis handspun frazada Wool Pillow

$89.00

Handwoven Frazada Wool Pillow, 100% Natural Fibers and Materials

  • Size: 40 cm x 40 cm
  • Materials: chunky, 100% hand-spun wool; cotton twill backing with covered zipper closure
  • Available in: Rose, Lake, and Cream & Coal
  • Limited quantities - if sold out, contact us for pre-orders! You do not want to miss out on this 2018 living-room must-have.

Named for the community where it is made, the Upis frazada wool pillow makes a great gift for someone into casually saving the planet while making their home look great.

The Upis wool throw pillow checks all the boxes:

  • carefully woven by hand by a real, live person;
  • made of only natural materials – no toxic chemicals polluting you or the environment;
  • exploitation-free – artisans work at home, on their own schedule, and earn what THEY decide is fair for their work;
  • empowering – women-run artisan associations provide opportunities for leadership and economic independence;
  • culture-promoting – the Upis pillow is woven on a traditional backstrack loom, keeping that cultural tradition alive.

What more can you ask from a throw pillow?

Oh – this decorative pillow is also pretty awesome to look at and touch, with its chunky, textured wool fabric and striking hand-stitched embroidered design.

Pair with our other fair-trade wool pillows and alpaca pillows, or mix-and-match on its own – they look great as a set!

Note: Excludes cushion insert. Visit our friends at Pillow Cubes for a fantastic selection of eco-friendly, recycled pillow inserts. Ask us for your exclusive coupon code to receive 10% off!

WHO MADE THIS FRAZADA WOOL PILLOW?

This Upis Handspun Wool Pillow in Lake was handwoven in the high Andean community of Upis by the Awaq Mayki weaving association. Upis is located about 4 hours away from Cusco in the shadow of Ausangate mountain, the highest mountain in the region and the most important apu (mountain deity) in Quechua cosmology.
View Product
Awaj Chuspa Alpaca Shoulder Bag Quick Shop

Awaq Chuspa Alpaca Bag

From $119.00

Awaj Chuspa Alpaca Shoulder Bag
Awaj Chuspa Alpaca Shoulder Bag
Awaj Chuspa Alpaca Shoulder Bag
Awaq Chuspa Alpaca Bag
Awaq Chuspa Alpaca Bag
Awaj Chuspa Alpaca Shoulder Bag
Awaj Chuspa Alpaca Shoulder Bag- Coral

Awaq Chuspa Alpaca Bag

$119.00

Handmade Artisan Peruvian Chuspa Alpaca Bag - 100% Naturally Dyed Fibers

Size: 30 cm x 30 cm; ROSE variant is 33 cm x 34 cm

Fiber: 80% Alpaca/20% Wool

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

This exquisitely handwoven cross-body bag, known as a chuspa in Quechua, is one of the most culturally rich pieces in the Quechua Collection. This South American style bag will be your favorite Latin accessory!

Featuring complex Quechua iconography and vibrant, organically dyed colors, the Awaq Chuspas represent thousands of year of Andean history and are still used today as carrying bags for necessities, like coca leaves.

Slightly larger than the others, the ROSE variant is a new addition to the Quechua Collection, is super soft to the touch and features exquisite complex pallay (traditional woven designs). Its more elaborate design makes this handwoven Awaq Chuspa Bag a true piece of art. 

WHO MADE THESE AWAQ CHUSPA BAGS ?

 The Awaq Chuspas were woven in the remote Andean community of Pitukiska, deep within the Mapacho River Valley of Cusco, using 100% natural fibers. The bags were sourced directly from the artisan at fair trade value. A remarkable feature of the chuspa is the fact that the central pocket is woven as a continuous piece of the bag, warped on the same loom. Very few artisans, even in the Cusco region, have the knowledge or skill to weave using this particular technique!

 

View Product
Peruvian Andean design woven textile striped shoulder bag Quick Shop
Peruvian Andean design woven textile striped shoulder bag
Peruvian Andean design woven textile striped shoulder bag
Peruvian Andean design woven textile striped shoulder bag
Peruvian Andean design woven textile striped shoulder bag
Peruvian Striped Shoulder Bag

Peruvian Striped Shoulder Bag

$159.00

Handwoven Peruvian Bag, 100% Natural Fibers and Materials

Size: 38 cm x 37 cm

Fiber: 90% wool/10% alpaca

This unique, fair trade Peruvian Striped Shoulder Bag was made by indigenous artisans of the high Andes of Cusco. The horizontal stripes of red, blue, orange and green are rich examples of the hand-dyed colors of the Andes. These colors are created through an age-old natural dyeing processes using locally sourced plants, barks, and insects such as the cochineal, the source of the deep red color.

This Peruvian Bag is large and roomy, and can fit a small laptop or tablet, as well as all the things you need for a day out. A fun and practical addition to any wardrobe! 

This bag closes with a sturdy zipper and has a handy coin pocket within the black lining.

Who made this bag?

This Peruvian Bag was made by an indigenous artisan in the high Andean community of Chinchero. Located half way between Cusco and the Sacred Valley, Chinchero weavers are famous worldwide for the high quality of their weaving, and also their distinctive pallay (design) that they use in their weaving.

 

View Product
Qhapaq Crossbody Bag Quick Shop
Qhapaq Crossbody Bag
Qhapaq Crossbody Bag
Qhapaq Crossbody Bag
Qhapaq Crossbody Bag
Qhapaq Crossbody Bag
Qhapaq Crossbody Bag
Qhapaq Crossbody Bag
Qhapaq Crossbody Bag
Qhapaq Crossbody Bag
Qhapaq Crossbody Bag
Qhapaq Crossbody Bag
Qhapaq Crossbody Bag
Qhapaq Crossbody Bag

Qhapaq Crossbody Bag

$139.00

100% Wool and Leather Crossbody Bag – Made by Hand in Peru

  • Size: 23 x 30 x 5.5 cm
  • Fibre: 100% naturally-dyed wool and alpaca fiber; locally sourced natural sheep leather; cotton poplin lining
  • Styles: Coral, Ocean and Salt
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: QHAPAQ CROSSBODY BAG

Want to dress like Incan royalty? Well, not really, but the name of our fair trade Peruvian crossbody bag - Qhapaq - actually means "royal" in Quechua, the indigenous language of the Andes!

Our stylish crossbody bag with fold-over clutch style design was intricately woven by hand in 100% wool and alpaca fiber, and finished with a leather bottom and strap.

Your purchase of this Peruvian crossbody bag supports indigenous artisans from the Andean highlands of Peru, and helps keep their cultural traditions alive. Now that's sure to make you feel like royalty!

WHO MADE THIS PERUVIAN CROSSBODY BAG?

The textile for this bag was woven by the Munay Urpi association of weavers in Huaran, and the bag was sewn up by the incredible young mothers at Proyecto Mantay, a local NGO that helps pregnant teenage women raise healthy children and learn useful skills.

View Product
Carolina Alpaca Ruana Wrap Quick Shop
Carolina Alpaca Ruana Wrap
Carolina Alpaca Ruana Wrap
Womens Poncho Cape - Carolina Elegant Alpaca Ruana Wrap (Reds, Pinks, Grays, White)
Womens Poncho Cape - Carolina Elegant Alpaca Ruana Wrap (Reds, Pinks, Grays, White)
Womens Poncho Cape - Carolina Elegant Alpaca Ruana Wrap (Reds, Pinks, Grays, White)

Carolina Alpaca Ruana Wrap

$575.00

Hand-woven Women's Alpaca Ruana Wrap - 100% Organically Dyed Alpaca Fiber

 Size: 120 cm (width) x 130 cm (length)

Fiber: 100% Alpaca

CAROLINA ALPACA RUANA WRAP - PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

The innovative design of the Carolina Alpaca Ruana Wrap is a modern take on an ancient garment: the traditional woven poncho has been keeping the inhabitants of the Andean highlands warm for centuries. Made of tightly woven, soft alpaca fiber, the gorgeous colors of this Alpaca Ruana Wrap exemplify the immense range of hues obtained using natural, locally sourced dyes such as the cochineal insect - once considered more valuable than gold! Could also be worn as a Womens Poncho Cape 

Who made this Alpaca Ruana Wrap?

This statement-making alpaca ruana features stunning, intricately woven designs representative of the community in which it was made, Chaullacocha, located at a breathtaking 4,200 meters (13, 800 feet) in altitude! In fact, one pair of symbols woven into this poncho literally illustrates the community’s name: “fish lake” (chaulla + qocha), showcasing the skill of the weavers and the pride they feel for their home and their heritage.

 

View Product
Flowers On White Butterfly Wing Design Cushion Cover Quick Shop
Flowers On White Butterfly Wing Design Cushion Cover
Flowers On White Butterfly Wing Design Cushion Cover
Flowers On White Butterfly Wing Design Cushion Cover

Flowers on White Cushion Cover

$69.00

Handmade 100% wool cushion cover – fair trade from Peru

Size: Approximately 41 x 41 cm

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

This wool cushion cover features bold leaves and bright blooms on a white background, in a vibrant display of traditional Peruvian embroidery from Ayacucho. This handwoven 100% sheep’s wool cushion cover brings out the bohemian in all of us! Handmade and ethically produced in the high Andes of Peru. 

Note: excludes cushion insert. Visit our friends at Pillow Cubes for a fantastic selection of eco-friendly, recycled pillow inserts. Use coupon code ThreadsofPeru10 to receive 10% off!

WHO MADE THE FLOWERS ON WHITE CUSHION COVER?

Hilos y Colores (Threads and Colours) is an artisan company that investigates, rescues, preserves, and promotes the ancestral textiles techniques of Peru. They weave, embroider, knit, crochet, and sew high-quality products that recognize both Peruvian traditions and modern trends. Hilos y Colores is based in Ayacucho, Peru, which is known as the “Capital of Folk Art and Crafts of Peru” for its richness of quality and craftsmanship. Hilos y Colores supports a network of over 600 families, many of which were displaced from their original communities during the violence of the 1980’s.

View Product
Psychedelic Boho Throw Pillow,  hand embroidered colorful throw pillow,  Throw Pillow Cushion Cover,  Boho Pillow Case,  flamboyant Quick Shop
Psychedelic Boho Throw Pillow,  hand embroidered colorful throw pillow,  Throw Pillow Cushion Cover,  Boho Pillow Case,  flamboyant
Psychedelic Boho Throw Pillow,  hand embroidered colorful throw pillow,  Throw Pillow Cushion Cover,  Boho Pillow Case,  flamboyant
Psychedelic Boho Throw Pillow,  hand embroidered colorful throw pillow,  Throw Pillow Cushion Cover,  Boho Pillow Case,  flamboyant
Psychedelic Boho Throw Pillow,  hand embroidered colorful throw pillow,  Throw Pillow Cushion Cover,  Boho Pillow Case,  flamboyant
Psychedelic Boho Throw Pillow

Psychedelic Boho Throw Pillow

$69.00

Handmade 100% wool cushion covers – fair trade from Peru

Size: Approximately 41 x 41 cm

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

This bright Psychedelic Boho Throw Pillow offers a riot of colour, featuring flamboyant flowers on a multi colour background. Sure to bring a smile, this is a fun Boho Throw Pillow hand-embroidered by artisans in Peru. This hand woven 100% sheep’s wool Throw Pillow was handmade and ethically produced in the high Andes of Peru. 

Note: Excludes cushion insert. Visit our friends at Pillow Cubes for a fantastic selection of eco-friendly, recycled pillow inserts. Use coupon code ThreadsofPeru10 to receive 10% off!

Photo of closure is example only.  

WHO MADE THIS BOHO THROW PILLOW?

Hilos y Colores (Threads and Colours) are an artisan company that investigates, rescues, preserves, and promotes the ancestral textiles techniques of Peru. They weave, embroider, knit, crochet, and sew high-quality products that recognize both Peruvian traditions and modern trends. Hilos y Colores are based in Ayacucho, Peru, which is known as the “Capital of Folk Art and Crafts of Peru” for its richness of quality and craftsmanship. Hilos y Colores support a network of over 600 families, many of which were displaced from their original communities during the violence of the 1980’s.

 

View Product
100% Wool Fair Trade Colorful Summer Flowers Embroidered Cushion Cover Quick Shop
100% Wool Fair Trade Colorful Summer Flowers Embroidered Cushion Cover
100% Wool Fair Trade Colorful Summer Flowers Embroidered Cushion Cover
Summer Flowers Cushion Cover

Summer Flowers Cushion Cover

$69.00

Handmade 100% wool cushion cover – fair trade from Peru

Size: Approximately 41 x 41 cm

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

This cushion cover boasts a riot of color, featuring flamboyant wildflowers on a black background. A striking cushion cover hand-embroidered by artisans in Peru, this pillow is for those who love color, and like to make a statement with their home décor! This hand woven 100% sheep’s wool cushion cover was handmade and ethically produced in the high Andes of Peru.

Note: excludes pilow insert. Visit our friends at Pillow Cubes for a fantastic selection of eco-friendly, recycled pillow inserts. Use coupon code ThreadsofPeru10 to receive 10% off!

WHO MADE THIS FLOWERS ON BLACK CUSHION COVER?

Hilos y Colores (Threads and Colours) is an artisan company that investigates, rescues, preserves, and promotes the ancestral textiles techniques of Peru. They weave, embroider, knit, crochet, and sew high-quality products that recognize both Peruvian traditions and modern trends. Hilos y Colores is based in Ayacucho, Peru, which is known as the “Capital of Folk Art and Crafts of Peru” for its richness of quality and craftsmanship. Hilos y Colores supports a network of over 600 families, many of which were displaced from their original communities during the violence of the 1980’s.

Note: Excludes cushion insert/ the image of the closure is for instance only and is not a representation of the color of the back of this throw pillow

View Product