A R T I S A N A L
The technique of a Andean textile artisan is a link between the present and the past. The craftsman weaves a story creating a universal message made up of art and mysticism, following the tradition of the KUMPI-KAMAYOQ and the ACLLA-HUASI
K U M P I - K A M A Y O Q (Cumpi weavers)
Experienced weavers responsible for the manufacture of fine and delicate fabrics. Under the holistic and integrated vision of the "great whole" that is expressed through the abstraction of nature in textiles, shown in geometrical forms, representing all of the figures of the universe.
A C L L A - H U A S I
Young people chosen for their lineage or beauty, their function consisted of weaving fine garments that would be used in religious ceremonies and sacrifices, sewing the most complex costumes for the Inca, confined in the ACLLAHUASI (house of young people)
T E X T I L E S
It is the action of interlacing threads to form a fabric. It is mechanically made with threads in two perpendicular series, the warp and the weft, which are intertwined using different types of ligaments, it is a homogeneous set of interrelated elements.
W E A V I N G
Weaving is an ancient tradition in the Andean world. It served not only to make clothing, but also as an element of identity, communication and exchange, creating and including knowledge, memories, social relations, domestic life, shelter and work, showing the most human side of culture.
The way in which the fabrics were made and the way in which they were used responded to a pattern of the universe that is still difficult for our Western civilization to understand.