Artisans

Cusco

Colonial ceramics CuscoArtisans Community The pre-Columbian Peruvian ceramics or the glazed pottery of Cusco or Qosqo Loza and the Peruvian colonial pottery, is the stylistic classification of the colonial pottery of Cusco, the work of indigenistas and folk art collectors. Ancient technique and art of Spanish-style glazed pottery made in the city of Cusco between …

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Monsefú

Delicate embroidery represent flowers, plants, animals and the peacock MonsefúArtisans Community The City of Flowers is well known for handicrafts in woven straw, reed and embroidery in threads of all kinds, even gold and silver.Hats, baskets, wallets and saddlebags stand out in the straw, as well as hand-embroidered cotton garments and toys and other wooden …

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Arequipa

Knitwear, hats and embroidered in Colca Valley Arequipa Artisans Community The Colca Valley conformed by 14 towns, where Collagua and Cabana communities lives. The differences between them are on the shape of their hats; and the embroidery characteristic of clothing of inhabitants. Typical dances such as Wititi, declared in 2015 as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity …

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Pucara

Pucara and the famous “Torito”​ Pucara Artisans Community Pucará is considered the largest Ceramic Center in southern Peru and the world,  inhabitants acquired this important ability of indigenous clay-based art, from their pre-Inca ancestors. Being the most representative ceramic object of handicrafts pucará the “Torito de Pucará”, which is a grotesque characterization of the bull …

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Titicaca

Amantani and Taquile Island Community Lake Titicaca Artisans Community Taquile was named Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.On the islands of Taquile and Amantani, the clothing dates from pre-Columbian times and is appreciated in its design and iconography. Women wear multicolored flower embroidered blouses with wide black skirt with a …

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Pomabamba

Pomabamba embroidery «Pintaybata» Pomabamba Artisans Community Pomabamba is a town in Huaraz that preserves ancestral art, expressing it in the traditional Pintaybata, which is the maximum expression of its identity, it is an open skirt in black with embroidery of beautiful flowers found in the valley of the same name as trinitarians and cantutas, its …

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San Jerónimo

San Jerónimo and silver San Jerónimo Artisans Community Huancayo mining land and cradle of silversmiths has large deposits of precious metals such as gold and silver. Goldsmithing is a pre-Columbian tradition and was relearned with the arrival of the Spanish. The art that the families of San Jeronimo have preserved is to make threads of gold …

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Huancayo

Huancayo Embroidery and silverware Huancayo Artisans Community Huancayo’s embroidery art dates from the colonial times to adorn the dresses of the icons and statues of the Catholic Church in which they used threads of gold, silver and precious stones, Kutuncha is the Quechua name of the indigenous dress for feminine use, initially called by Europos” koton”, …

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Ayacucho Stone

Stone of Huamanga – Stone carvers AYACUCHO Artisans Community Huamanga stone is the local name given to alabaster, a mineral of white color and sometimes with shades ranging from gray or lead to sepia. It is a sediment of volcanic origin and is characterized by its easy malleability. In the beginning of the Colony (1533) the …

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Ayacucho Altarpieces

Altarpieces and Paintings AYACUCHO Artisans Community The Ayacucho altarpieces have their origin in the colonial times when Spanish priests in the process of evangelization traveled through all the towns of the Peruvian highlands. They carried with them portable boxes or altars. These boxes contained saints and other sacred effigies and were used to care for …

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