ChatBasket is fast approaching!

In our last post about the Threads of Peru chat week on ChatBasket.com, we gave you the 411 on this new and exciting sales opportunity. But just in case you’re in need of a refresher, let’s quickly run down the who, what, where, when and why!

We have been invited by ChatBasket.com to be part of their new online shopping site – where customers can chat with the producer of the product on sale. That means that for the first time, we are able to directly connect the weavers of Rumira Sandormayo and Chaullaqocha with their supporters and customers abroad. Throughout the week, we will be online and in the company of women from both communities to receive your questions and translate their answers about anything from their daily life in the Sacred Valley to the ancient iconography woven into each textile!

Juana Quispe Machaca carries her young daughter in a traditional manta.

Juana Quispe Machaca carries her young daughter in a traditional manta.

It’s no easy feat to coordinate having the weavers available online – let alone the translation from Quechua to Spanish to English – which makes this week particularly special for us and for all our Threads of Peru followers and friends. Two of the weavers from Rumira Sandormayo who will be available during our chat on Wednesday, Juana Quispe Machaca and Fani Quispe Cjuro, as well as ourselves are looking forward to connecting with you on ChatBasket!

Fani Quispe Cjuro makes a skein of yarn to dye during our workshop last June.

Fani Quispe Cjuro makes a skein of yarn to dye during our workshop last June.

For more information on ChatBasket.com and to visit our online profile, please follow this link: http://chatbasket.com/sellers/profile/threads-of-peru. You may also register to be notified via email when we are online and chatting by clicking on the blue “Tell me when Threads-of-Peru is chatting!” box at the top right corner of our page.

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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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