Melanie Ebertz started ArtAndes, her textile & travel business in the Peruvian Andes during the mid-eighties. ArtAndes infuses Textile Design with Andean Travel, with a mission of preserving both culture and craft.

ArtAndesTextiles are incredibly complex in technique and rich in cultural heritage.The rugs are artful to look at, organic in nature, highly functional & hand woven on a tapestry loom. Many traditional designs have been reintroduced to today’s weavers through Melanie’s collection of classic textile books, museum visits and extensive historical research. In addition to recreating the historic patterns, the designs are a combination of pre-Colombian, Midwestern and Scandinavian influences!. ArtAndes rugs reflect an ancient tradition of expression and human fortitude. Unique and timeless, each rug is a meaningful heirloom, infused with the spirit of the Andes.

Melanie has led over 50 custom designed trips to Peru, she is knowledgeable about the biodiversity of the country and it's people. The long term rich connections that have been developed over the past 30 years have helped preserve culture & hand-craft through rural community visits. Traveling to Peru with ArtAndes is a memorable way to really know Peru, and have fun doing it!


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A fun and lively way to experience the culture history and art of Peru. Melanie has been working and exploring Peru for 30 years, she has passion, respect and in-depth knowledge of the culture of the Andean people. The unique itineraries have great attention to detail and design. A 'Spirit of the Andes' journey is "Unforgettable" in the minds of all.

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We are making lobby/driveway/curbside calls. You are also invited to the Textile barn in Stillwater by appt.  
Text 651.230.0560 or e-mail


Mailing Address: 
PO Box 33 Stillwater, MN 55082

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