Dress up your legs with these handmade, Andean Alpaca Leg Warmers. Made from soft cotton in Peru, these leg warmers not only keep you warm, but also feel good knowing you are supporting Senora Rufina - an elderly artisan in the streets of Peru. Enjoy an extra layer of warmth and style with these cozy leg warmers.
- Dimensions: Approximately 16” long
- Materials: Peru cotton
Meet the Artisan
Our serendipitous encounter with Rufina while strolling through the streets of Peru was a heartwarming connection to the past and a testament to the enduring spirit of craftsmanship.
Rufina, now in her mid-60s, has devoted the majority of her life to the art of knitting. Her hands have woven countless stories into every stitch, and her skilled fingers have shaped intricate patterns over the years. While her eyesight may be fading, her passion for her craft remains as vibrant as ever.
In recent times, Rufina has chosen to focus on simpler designs. The chilly evenings in Cusco provide the perfect canvas for her cozy creations, such as leg warmers. These pieces not only exude warmth but also carry the warmth of her heart and the richness of tradition.
Meeting Rufina was a humbling experience, a reminder that age is no barrier to creativity and dedication. Her craft has not only warmed bodies but also hearts, and her story is a testament to the enduring power of artisanal traditions. As we continue to celebrate and support artisans like Rufina, we honor the legacy of craftsmanship that enriches our lives.