2020 and 2021 were very difficult years for the artisans of Peru. We were under a strict quarantine for over eight months. The tourism industry here totally collapsed. Since there was no place for artisans to sell their beautiful treasures, many of them turned to farming. Others came close to starvation.
Because of this, we are making an effort to support as many artisans as we can. We have been trying to help the people in any way we can.
This is why the AN•Mercado is so full of wondrous new items. It’s not just a normal shopping experience here. By buying some of these beautiful treasures, it helps us to help the local artisans by buying more from them. And it helps support us at the Heart of AN. Your support is deeply appreciated!
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Here, we offer you special treasures which resonate with the energy of the New Reality of AN. Everything you see in this Mercado is physically located at the Heart of AN in Peru and is aligned with the true AN energy.
We have expanded our AN Mercado at this time for several reasons.
We want to make available to our Family of AN special objects which can serve as touchstones of the New Reality. These will help you to incorporate the New Reality into your every day lives.
Each of these items carries the energy of the New Reality of AN, as well as the tradition and craftmanship of the descendants of the Incas who made them. Bright, colorful treasures to help us remember who we really are.
We are always raising money to make improvements and needed maintenance at the Heart of AN. Supporting the Heart of AN enables us to turn our focus to writing new books, making videos and other creative projects to expand the energy of the New Reality of AN.
We love supporting the local artisans by buying their work at a fair price and encouraging them to continue weaving to keep alive the codes.
Everything in the AN•Mercado has been hand picked with great love, mainly by Solara, who has a deep appreciation for world treasures which anchor the much needed energy of beauty and authenticity. She cherishes her interactions with the very real people who make and sell them and has a deep respect for all true artisans.
Solara’s Cards of AN
Special Weavings for the Cards of AN
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Handwoven Pillow Covers
Weavings from Peru