Three women talk together, their quiet conversation excluding everyone else. Wide brimmed hats and long, graceful skirts are traditional garb in the chill highlands. Working in handloomed virgin wool, Walter Paucar Velarde captures the essence of an Andean scene. The stylized line and bright color make this tapestry a contemporary classic.
Titled "Campesinas de los Andes" in Spanish.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
This artist is currently supporting and providing for the education of their children, grandchildren, or children in their community, whether it be at the primary, secondary, or university level.
Walter Paucar Velarde has received a $700 microcredit loan with 0% interest. Proceeds were used to purchase new equipment.
This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.
This artist supports children under the age of 18.