In 2009, the Lucuma Designs team met with Edith’s family and began working together soon after. Today she is finishing college and managing a group of knitters. Read more.
Animal Mix Natural Organic Cotton (sold in 100's)
These adorable, hand-knitted finger puppets make wonderful gifts and stocking stuffers for children! Their vibrant colors and soft material will keep them busy for hours. Order an assortment and we will pick a selection of animals for you.
Each finger puppet, made with organic cotton which is naturally dyed using plants and minerals. They are hand-knitted by women near the Lake Titicaca region in Peru. They are approximately 2.5”-3” tall. Colors and details may vary, so please specify when placing your order. The price shown is for one puppet; however, they are sold in sets of 100. Safe for children ages 3 and older.
Edith Cruz: A Woman Who Knits
Edith Cruz: A Knitter Empowered by Fair Trade
In her rural village overlooking Lake Titicaca, near Puno, Peru, Edith Cruz grew up watching her mom knit scarves, sweaters, and gloves to sell. Her nine-year-old sister Veronica and most of her girl friends knitted their own dolls to play with, but Edith wasn’t interested at the time. Instead, she tried knitting in high school at age 14, which to her felt old--and today, she is glad she did!
Veronica Cruz Knitting a Finger Puppet
During a 2018 visit to Puno, Peru, Alessandra and Don found a great spot along with Edith and Veronica and Petrona, in an open field overlooking Lake Titicaca and got a chance to film while experiencing a little bit of the countryside daily life. "This communal field is used as a pasture, so people had left their animals including their cows, sheep, and pigs earlier. As the afternoon progressed, they were coming back to pick them up. They knit so fast! Veronica did a puppet in under 30 minutes, even while talking and telling us about their families. We also heard again why this work matters and got a chance to interview them a little bit and hear their stories. Without much pre-planning, I feel we accomplished a lot today." Read more.
|Artist CMS Block Id||206|
|Short Description||Sale! Animal Mix Naturally Dyed Organic Cotton Finger Puppet (sold in 100's)|
|Size||2.5" - 3"|
|Is on Sale||No|