From the land of Colca Canyon and the giant condor, these coin purses are decorated with ornate embroidery designs common to the traditional festival clothing of the Peruvian highlands. Crafted by artisans utilizing modified sewing machines and skillfully maneuvering the fabric by hand, the patterns are reminiscent of the flora and fauna of this remote region of the Andes mountains. Enjoy these artisans' rich talents and culture with these uniquely crafted treasures from one of the most spectacular places on Earth.
Our project in Peru is about promoting and employing skilled artisans in need for a market place, upholding fair trade values, respecting local traditions and family structures. Nestled in a dusty street, in one of the poorest suburbs of Lima, surrounded by large factories and hillside slums, our artisan workshop in San Juan de Lurigancho employs and houses dozens of local families of skilled talented artists. Fair trade wages and a sustainable workplace environment have given confidence, pride, inspiration to the artists contributing to their cultural preservation of tradition, lifestyle and dignity.