Artists

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


Fair Trade Mothers

Mother's Day and Fair Trade Day are both this weekend so we wanted to take a minute and thank you for supporting 360° fair trade which in turn helps support mothers all over the world.

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Posted in Gourd Artists Fair Trade By Lucuma Designs
Ayacucho Easter Week

Highlights from a visit Ayacucho, Peru during Holy Week or Semana Santa as the week before Easter is known in Peru. Ayacucho is famous for having more than 30 Catholic churches, and every one has a celebration and a parade before Easter.

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Posted in Life & Traditions By Don Blackowiak
Pizarro working on alabaster

Don and Alessandra visited the Pizzaro family's stone carving workshop in Ayacucho, Peru in April right before Easter 2017. Benjamin and Bertina make all the normal alabaster nativities in our wholesale collection, so we were excited to have this rare opportunity to visit.

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Posted in Alabaster Artists By Lucuma Designs
Woven products

For many years we have worked with a cooperative of basket weavers in Northern Peru to make our display baskets and other items. The devastating flooding in Northern Peru displaced this group for nearly a month and destroyed their inventory and more.

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Posted in Life & Traditions By Lucuma Designs