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A spiritual heir & true descendant of the Inca civilization.

Posted April 19, 2017 @ 7:31am | by Melanie

A spiritual heir & true descendant of the Inca civilization.I think of my friend Pascuala Mescco Pumayalli frequently. I’ve been fortunate to have Pascuala stay with me two times, and me with her. It is so impressive how her daily rituals are tied to her ancient traditions. At dawn we went walking through the ruins in Chinchero. It hadn’t even...

 

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Weaving survives the Moto Taxi!

Posted January 19, 2017 @ 8:32pm | by Melanie

There has been a steady decline of talented young male weavers for the past decade. The Spanish influenced style of tapestry weave at ArtAndes, is done on a floor loom, and is mostly a male craft. The Pre-Inca style backstop weave from the Cusco area, is dominated by women and has managed to...

 

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Gratitude

Posted December 13, 2016 @ 4:58pm | by Melanie

GratitudeHaving recently had the honor to exhibit at the Art Gallery of Plymouth Congregational Church, it’s filled me with gratitude at a time when it’s most welcome.It’s been an interesting exercise & learning experience to set up an ArtAndes Retrospective. Looking back over...

 

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Baños!

Posted October 27, 2016 @ 1:03pm | by Melanie

Dear Supporter:Have you been wondering about the Andes? We have news! But first a little recap. When we officially became a non-profit after our grain mill start in Paccha, we had a clear mission: providing quality education and nutritious school meals. We were green,...

 

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An Inca chuspa inspires

Posted October 2, 2016 @ 2:23pm | by Melanie

An Inca chuspa inspires The primary source for most ArtAndes rug designs is rooted in Pre-Inca Peruvian culture. However this 'Chuspa' or Coca Leaf Bag is inspired by the Inca Culture from 1460. I just LOVE how it turned out. The last Lima museum visit made with the Quispe family continues to add rug...

 

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Samuel

Posted August 2, 2016 @ 1:05pm | by Melanie

SamuelSamuel I’ve frequently written about Wilber’s son Samuel. At 8 years old when we first met, a shy boy, and now 20 years later, a master weaver himself and a new Father. Wilber is super excited to have little Samin ( Quechua for the spirit of light) in the house and he...

 

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