Meet Manuel Ramos Mamani, our artist for June. He is pictured above with his grandson Neymar Ramos Perez, a very happy 4 year old, who likes to run all the time and play with a ball.
Manuel and his wife Rosaria Chambilla Ramos live in the community of Tatamaya, a few minutes from Cochiraya, near Lake Titicaca Karina Beach. There he is dedicated to his farm and livestock. In addition, Manuel and Rosaria both knit puppets for Daria Huayllara, one of our knitting groups based in Cochiraya. Manuel’s daughter Elizabeth, Neymar’s mother, also knits puppets for the same group.