Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: July 29, 2011, 4:22 AM
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Threads of Peru is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization (ngo) registered in Cusco, Peru. We support Quechua Andean weavers of Peru and their ancient textile traditions. By connecting weavers to an online market, we help to preserve this ancient craft and provide communities with important economic opportunity.
Threads of Peru educates the world about the unique beauty and cultural significance of the Quechua 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.
We offer volunteer positions, a Threads of Peru tour, and we have an ebay store (http:stores.ebay.ca/Threads-of-Peru-Store) where we sell traditional textiles, which we buy from weavers that we work with. The profits from weaving sales support the communities through projects such as, weaving capacitation workshops, creative inspiration exercises, community exchange trips, adult education, lectures on basic health, family planning and nutrition, and more.