honoring traditions with creativity and innovation

From the awe-inspiring ruins of Machu Picchu, the splendor of the jewels of Sipan, to the enigmatic Nazca lines, contemporary Peruvian artists have an immensely rich cultural heritage from which to draw inspiration. For thousands of years Peruvians have been perfecting the art of weaving, carving, knitting, pottery, and jewelry making, and their contemporary crafts reflect their talents. Lucuma Designs is proud to help preserve craft techniques that have stood the test of time, and that have been passed down from generation to generation.

"Since I was little, I have had a passion for exploring the colorful and vibrant craft markets of Peru where there was always something new to discover. For over 16 years, I have been honored to work side by side with top artists while inspiring them to realize their full creative potential. It feels great to give something back to my country while sharing its beauty with the world." Alessandra Bravo, President & Designer

Flooding in Peru

3/29/2017 2:02 AM

Heavy floods in Peru

Bouts of heavier than normal rain have lead to many areas of Peru flooding and experiencing mudslides

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Posted in Life & Traditions By Lucuma Designs
New spring flower arpillera

Silvia Human Loa, one of our top arpillera artists, just created a new hand-stitched textile art piece capturing the mood of Spring with bold colors and delicate details.

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Posted in Arpillera Artists Product Features By Lucuma Designs
New mini colored gourd ornaments

Our artists have dyed these mini gourds in festive colors. Gorbz™ are perfect for brightening up a space as is or they can be decorated to fit any décor or occasion. With so many ways to get creative we thought we'd show you some examples.

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Posted in Product Features By Lucuma Designs
Paola Gattinoni mother and hero

Reflecting on the contribution of women leadership in our world, my hero while growing up and best model of a strong, independent and super confident woman is definitely Paola Gattinoni, my mom.

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Posted in Life & Traditions By Alessandra Bravo