History Peruvian Textile Arts – ANDEAN WORLD PERU
Textile art is the most important artisan manifestation in Peru. It appears during the archaic pre-ceramic period (approximately 2000 BC), once man managed to domesticate cotton and fibers.
The most important vestiges of textiles are those left by the Wari and Paracas cultures. The techniques of the Wari culture (located northeast of Ayacucho) were later assumed by the Inca culture and later by the Spanish conquerors, who arrived in the fifteenth century.
Nowadays, the fibers most used for weaving in the Peruvian highlands, in the regions of Puno, Cusco, Huancavelica, Ayacucho and Junín, are alpaca, vicuña, llama and sheep, and others.
How is made this Table Path?
The wool is washed naturally, without chemical liquids, then it is dried and spinning begins. After that it is dyed with natural dyes, such as flowers, roots, plants and seeds. To seal the color, alum is used, a mineral extracted from the Andes. Then, 3 threads are woven, in order to create a resistant and durable fiber and finally, with the help of a wooden loom, it begins with the weaving of the piece.
How can be used?
This piece of art has a unique and special design that can be used in different ways: home decoration, table runners, table covers, tablecloths, cushions, to dress beds, creation of bags and purses, clothing and fashion accessories.
Recommendation: Hand wash cold / dry flat, do not wring or twist. For best results dry clean. Dry Cleaning recommended for longest life.
🌎 Shipping Worldwide: This product is sent through DHL Express (it takes approximately 3 – 7 business days for the package to delivery)
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