Puno Artisans show their wares at Peru Gift Show 2014

Posted on 2014-04-22 / no comments

For three days, dolls made by Puno artisans in alpaca fibre, organic cotton and conventional cotton stood out next to the best of export artisan products and home accessories, made by hand in different regions of the country.

On this occasion, two representatives from the 40 artisan organisations in the Puno region that work with Manuela Ramos participated in this experience: Nancy Ticona of the Nueva Esperanza artisan association and also president of URAQAM, and Gloria Acero, leader of the Aymaras Alto Andino association.

These women currently export to 10 countries around the world, thanks to the help of the Artisan Women’s House. In this latest edition of the Peru Gift Show, a business platform specialized in gifts and decorative items that attract buyers from 60 countires, “The Manuelas from Puno” have once again achieved a great response.  They had positive feedback about product quality from attendees as well as national media (TVPerú, RPP, El Comercio, etc..), consolidated new clients with a strong commercial portfolio and left the public with high expectations for next year.

Puno artisans took part in this international event thanks to Artisan Women’s House, a program of Movimiento Manuela Ramos within the framework of the project “Access to and Improvement of Economic income of Quechua and Aymara Artisan Women in Puno” funded by the European Union.  This project has trained over 1000 women in textile production and business management, as well as in personal development, thus allowing them to improve their quality of life and that of their families.

International Fairs Peru Moda and Peru Gift Show were organized by the Commission for the Promotion of Peruvian Exports and Tourism (PromPerú), from April 9th to 11th, on the Costa Verde in Magdalena.

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