Evaluation Rumira Sondormayo

Daniel Sonqo assess the women´s weaving

On 23rd October we made a “quick” trip to Rumira Sondormayo to assess the women’s weavings and purchase those weavings that  met specifications.  Below are a few photos from the trip. For me, what stood out most was having my  baby Molly on board.  She was passed from woman to woman as each wanted to touch her, and (to my surprise) some even kissed her on the lips.   They explained, that they kissed her because they couldn’t kiss me!  I thought that it was a strange thing to say but on reflection, understood. The work that Threads of Peru has done for these women has changed their entire outlook. While they had the skill of weaving previously (in order to make their family`s clothes) it wasn’t particularly prized, and it certainly wasn’t viewed as a source of income for the family. Through the capacitacion workshops they have been learning to improve their weavings and in doing so improved their economic prospects, and also gained self esteem.   So they were kissing Molly because they were grateful to Threads of Peru.

Hermenhilda and Turibia curiously examining baby Molly!

Setting up a new belt, using tools kindly donated by LATA foundation

Norman Vega, Daniel Sonqo and Mattiasa discuss the production of a new weaving line - cushions

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Threads of Peru is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization (ngo) registered in Cusco, Peru. The founding members represent the countries of Canada, Australia, and Peru. “Threads of Peru has been created to educate the world about the unique beauty and cultural significance of the Andean people and their textile traditions. Through the web, community tours, and international sales, we connect indigenous Andean weavers of Peru to a global market; contributing to the survival of this art form and to the health and well-being of the people that sustain it.” This is our blog where we write about our community projects and activities with community members. Our website it www.threadsofperu.com

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