Wrap yourself in empowerment, comfort, and beauty with the Andean Symbols Shawl. Hand-crafted with traditional Andean symbols, this shawl looks beautiful as both a wrap and bed decor. Support artistry and empower women with your purchase.
- Dimensions: 64” X 20.5”
- 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.