ArtAndes is a textile design & Andean travel business based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
We are a small business devoted to the design and marketing of fine textiles from Peru. We specialize in a high quality, hand-woven flat weave. Our relationships with the weavers are close, fair, and respectful. We are able to make a positive difference in the lives of those with whom we work. Custom designed art, history and culture trips are also offered. This weaves together the textiles and their makers = cultural preservation! Please take the time to learn more about what we are doing in Peru. Gracias!
Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE #285
Minneapolis, MN 55413
P: (651) 430-1848
All Saturdays through May 12-4pm
Closed for Comunidad Fundrasier April 26th
(you are invited to attend fundacioncomunidad.org)
Any other time cheerfully by appt
EVERY First Thursday/monthly 5 – 9 pm
The Puno area of Peru is one of the most economically stressed in the country. It's also the knitting capital of South America. I first started working with 'Minka' a co-op of women and the first in Peru to be certified 'Fair Trade' back in 1990. Their work is very unique due...
Fundacion Comunidad has been working in the Ayacucho, Peru region since 2002. The foundation has started and supports a secondary school, six kindergarten schools, a bookmobile project, and a scholarship and nutrition program. The mission is to give the people the opportunities and tools they need to get themselves and their community out of poverty through education and nutrition. Through careful allocation of our resources, which come solely in the form of private donations, the foundation creates a self-sustaining bridge for the Indigenous people of the Andes. To learn more, please visit www.fundacioncomunidad.org.
ArtAndes textiles are timeless & contemporary
The tightness of the tapestry weave creates a durable and heirloom rug. Artful and unique in look, strong and functional in performance- the rugs will become the centerpiece of a room. All natural in material- handspun sheep wool rich in lanolin, hand dyed and hand loomed. The quality of the weave creates a durable and heirloom rug. The designs are a combination of pre-Colombian, Midwestern and Scandinavian influences! Artful and unique in look, strong and functional in performance- the rugs will become the centerpiece of a room. There are all sizes from table runners to long floor runners, entry way, and living & dining room sizes. The tight flat weave makes these excellent for hanging as well. Five percent of rug sales is donated to Fundacion Comunidad.
We are all woven together!
This trip truly imbibes the ‘Spirit of the Andes’
It is a fun and lively way to experience the culture history and art of Peru. With over 25 years working and living in Peru, there is a great passion, respect and in-depth knowledge of the culture of the Andean people. These long-term relationships create an open door into the lives and the homes of the real Peru; the non-tourist side of life. The locals welcome you as a friend, to share in their lives, while giving them a glimpse into your own. It’s the ultimate Peruvian journey, rustic and organic in nature, while meeting all the comforts and class of food and lodging along the way! A trip sure to enlighten and enliven!
Maximo Laura, South America’s most preeminent weaver, has won many international fiber art awards for the complicated technique and design woven into his unique tapestries. Laura’s works of art burst with color and texture, delighting the eye with dynamic contemporary designs. Through research, Maximo has deepened his knowledge of traditional Andean design, enriching his work and teachings. You find a stimulating mix of ancient iconography with modern elements that make his tapestries come to life. Maximo Laura supports the art dept of Fundacion Comunidad and is a mentor to many.