Weavings from Peru

Peru is famous for its gifted weavers. Most of them live high up in the Andes Mountains in remote communities. A typical manta (lliclia) or poncho takes two – three months to weave. A finely woven belt may take two weeks to one month.

First the wool is gathered from the alpaca, llamas or sheep, then it is hand spun using a simple drop spindle. Next, the wool is dyed, using either vegetal dyes from native plants or artificial dyes purchased in the nearest market town.

The weaving is done on simple, handmade looms, usually tethered outside in the fresh air. After all this work, the price the people receive for all their effort is usually very little, as one of a kind, weavings have little appreciation in this modern world of malls and brand names.

The weavings of Peru, as well as other countries such as Bolivia and Mexico, are real treasures. They contain ancient codings within their designs and combinations of colors. The patterns are handed down from generation to generation, from mother to daughter or from father to son.

Since many of these are antique weavings, they may have some wear and tear on them, as well as slight stains. This is because they are authentic and have been used in daily life, rather than made for the tourist market.

Living in Peru, there are times when we encounter special weavings that we just have to buy. This is true, even when we know that they are not meant for us personally. Sometimes, it’s because the weaving is so unique and special. Other times, it’s because we can feel that the weaver really needs to sell something to support their family. Usually, the prices are so low, and we know they need the money, that we don’t even try to bargain with them.¬† And I truly love the precious interaction with these very true and real¬† people who make these special weavings.

Perhaps you will find a special Hidden Treasure for yourself within our selection of handwoven Peruvian weavings. If so, this will greatly aid us to be able to continue buying these brilliant treasures, which emanate such authenticity, and support the survival of this amazing art. Most importantly, we can help keep the codes alive.


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W-137 Superb Weaving with geometric star designs and a green edge with diamonds. Perfect for Card Readings! was last modified: by emadmin
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W-139 Weaving with geometric patterns and a blue / magenta edge. Perfect for Card Readings! was last modified: by emadmin
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W-140 Antique Weaving full of geometric patterns in soft reds. Perfect for Card Readings! was last modified: by emadmin
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W-138 Antique Weaving in dark brown with red geometric patterns and green edge. Perfect for Card Readings! was last modified: by emadmin
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W-132 Small Weaving with Red / Natural Stars. Perfect for Card Readings! was last modified: by emadmin
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W-144 Q'ero Mesa Weaving with Colorful Diamonds was last modified: by emadmin
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W-141 Antique Double-sided Weaving with geometric patterns. Perfect for Card Readings! was last modified: by emadmin
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W-145 Small Antique Weaving - Brown with rainbow stripes. Perfect for Card Readings! was last modified: by emadmin
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W-143 Small Magenta with Colorful Stripes. Perfect for Card Readings! was last modified: by emadmin
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W-142 Small Magenta Altar Cloth was last modified: by emadmin
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W-146 Antique Weaving full of geometric patterns was last modified: by emadmin
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W-136 Gorgeous Small Weaving in reds, pinks and greens. Perfect for card readings! was last modified: by emadmin
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W-135 Small Yellow Weavingwith red geometric patterns. Perfect for readings of the Cards of AN! was last modified: by emadmin
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W-134 Soft Weaving in Brown with pink and green bands. Perfect for Cards of AN! was last modified: by emadmin
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W-133 Handwoven Weaving - Brown with red Edges. Perfect for Card Readings! was last modified: by emadmin
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W-125 Superb Lliclia full of Red Geometric Designs was last modified: by emanaku
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W-126 Gorgeous Antique Lliclia with Hand Embroidery of Flowers was last modified: by emanaku
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W-127 Antique Lliclia in Magenta and Brown was last modified: by emanaku