Artists and Their Crafts

Artists

honoring craft 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 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


Our Artist and Folk Art Story Sheets

These color story sheets help link consumers to our artists and their stories! Display them in a prominent location to help you sell. For your convenience, you may order them or download to print them yourself!

Gourd Art - order story sheets 

Gourd Making Technique

Gourd Art Carving and Pyrography Techniques

"Andean master carvers travel to the gourd fields on the Peruvian northern coast to ensure and inspect the quality of the raw materials..."

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Gourd Story Telling Tradition

Peruvian Gourd Carving Tradition

"In the Andean mountains of Peru, in a tiny village of 50 families, fine gourd carving has been practiced for generations..."

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Gourd Birdhouses

Natural Gourd Birdhouses

"Long ago, Native Americans recognized the benefits of bringing purple martin colonies to theirvillages and so they would hang..."

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Gourd Fun Facts

Gourd Fun Facts

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Gourd Afterschool Program

Afterschool program created by our gourd carvers

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Holiday Gourd Half Sheets

Holiday gourd story sheets

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Knitting Tradition - order story sheets

"On the shores of Lake Titicaca, on the frigid Andean mountain plateau at 12,500 feet above sea level, everyone is a master knitter. This mostly Aymara community has a long history of fine textile making as their ancestors have been doing it for thousands of years…"

Finger Puppets

knitted finger puppets

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in Organic Cotton

Organic Cotton Finger Puppets Story Sheet

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in Alpaca Wool

Alpaca Finger Puppets Story Sheet

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Ornament Knitters

ornament knitters

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3D Arpillera Art Quilt - order story sheets

"The Peruvian Arpillera folk art tradition began in the 1970's when social upheaval in Peru pushed entire Andean communities to migrate to the city in search for a better life…"

Ceramic Artists

In the city of Arequipa is a small family owned ceramic workshop specializing in…

Arpillera Tradition

Arpillera Tradition Story Sheet

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Arpilleras Art Quilts

Nativity Artists

nativity artists

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