Colors of Peru
Peruvian weavers have achieved worldwide recognition for the beautiful and intricate textile designs they create. This ancient textile tradition spans close to 10,000 years, and was considered in early Peruvian civilizations to be of even higher value than gold. The knowledge and art of weaving has been passed down through generations and today plays an important role in the Andean culture and social organization.
Through their detailed creations, the Andean people share their life, customs, magical surroundings, and most importantly, keep alive the tradition of their ancestors, the Incas. Peru's complex history and soul is felt through the beat of its music and dances, the colors and flavors of its food, and the threads and stories of its textile designs.