Peruvian Folk Art: Let Your Fingers Do The Shopping

Peruvian Folk Art: Let Your Fingers Do The Shopping

Three local Peruvian female weavers creating colourful alpaca wool on the ground in the Sacred … [+] Valley. getty

Obviously, you can’t travel to Peru right now, but if you’re itching to buy some of the country’s word class folk art, you can shop online. From pre-Inca times to the present day, handmade arts and crafts have symbolized Peruvian culture with skilled artisans working in a variety of mediums and styles. From quirky masks to complex woven textiles, hand-painted pottery to intricately carved gourds, from hand-crafted musical instruments to elaborate wood carvings, Peru’s distinctive handicrafts are beautifully crafted and a conversation-starting adornment for any home.

Here are some of the best handcrafted items in Peru and where to buy them online.

Weaving textiles in The Colca Valley is a colorful Andean valley with towns where the locals still … [+] maintain ancestral traditions. getty

Woven Textiles: Among Peru’s most famous and ancient native crafts are hand-woven textiles. The oldest fabrics discovered in the country date to about 10,000 B.C. Today, using traditional backstrap or horizontal ground looms just like their ancestors, artisans weave fibers of prized alpaca and vicuña wool, as well as cotton and linen into colorful designs reflecting local customs and motifs. Bold, bright designs range from intricate geometric patterns to revered native animals in fabrics which can be purchased as tablecloths, table runners, placemats, rugs, tapestries, and blankets.

A herd of Alpaca in Peru. getty


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