New Arrivals - First Shipment of Peruvian Textiles

by - Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Maiwa has recently arrived back from a trip to Peru where we gave an indigo workshop, attended the Tinkuy gathering of weavers, and presented a workshop on marketing craft. While in Peru we placed a large order from the Centre for Traditional Textiles of Cusco (CTTC). That order has just arrived, cleared customs, and hit the stores. It is a shipment of exhibition quality textiles from the Centre for Traditional Textiles of Cusco (CTTC).

Cushion covers, small & large bags, table runners, placemats, knitted Peruvian hats, wall hangings, and much more. Everything is hand woven and naturally dyed.

Prices range from $19.95 - $199.00. Here are some photos of some of the items and artisans.

With a drop spindle so close at hand there is never an idle moment.

Hand woven shoulder bag.

Strong hands and the use of a bone beater make for extraordinary tight weaves on
the Peruvian backstrap loom.

A rich variety of colours are obtained from natural dyes.

Here is a link to our email promotion. Have you seen the new arrivals? Let us know what you think in the comments section of our blog.

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