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


alabaster artist

Benjamin has been considered a professional sculptor since age 14 and has since blossomed into an internationally-known alabaster stone carver. His works range from small crafts to grand religious and nature-themed statues.

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Posted in Alabaster Artists By Lucuma Designs

Costa Rica Travel Log

9/17/2018 11:11 AM

organic cotton finger puppets

Follow along with Don and Alessandra's trip to visit with the Boruca Mask artists in Costa Rica. Come back fo updates throughout the journey.

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Posted in Boruca Mask Artists By Lucuma Designs
one percent for the planet

Lucuma Designs is now a proud member of the 1% for the Planet network. This means that for every $1 of our handmade gifts you buy for your store, we will donate a minimum of 1% to non-profits helping the environment.

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Posted in Fair Trade By Lucuma Designs
Birdie Gourd video

Watch as artisans in Peru draw, clean, paint and carve gourd ornaments for Lucuma Designs.

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Posted in Gourd Artists Product Features Videos By Lucuma Designs