Pomabamba embroidery "Pintaybata"
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 unknowing it is potted with flowers.
The origin of the skirt occurs in 1843 when, in order to differentiate themselves from their community, women decides to decorate their skirt with a variety of iconography, a practice that was transmitted from mothers to daughters of adults to girls, unlike other communities, today this skirt is embroidered in cloth and not woolen loom, without needs a frame because the skill is already applied, neither they use a pattern or template.
Our artisan Segundina tell us that today this art has become a means of economic income, so women now embroider table runners, scarves and other products.
Look what our hands can do!
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