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2018

C O L L E C T I O N


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S T O RY P. 3

A RT I S A N

M A D E

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M AT E R I A L S P. 6

T H E

C O L L E C T I O N P. 7

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IN DEX C O R A L P. 8-15

O C E A N P. 16-23

N E U T R A L S P. 24-39

C L A S S I C S P. 38-43

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T H E BRAN D O U R

S T O RY

Since 2009, Threads of Peru has been strengthening ancient craft techniques and empowering indigenous women, making the world richer by connecting cultures and fostering cultural diversity. As a non-profit social enterprise, we value the unique beauty of traditional Peruvian textiles and offer a more authentic and sustainable view of fashion, one that interconnects textiles, people and the planet. We work hand in hand with artisans to create beautiful, handcrafted, natural accessories and home textiles, inspiring cultural pride in the next generation and helping remote communities to thrive.

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A RT ISAN MADE P. 4 We provide an opportunity for artisans, particularly women, to earn supplementary income while continuing to live a traditional lifestyle and care for their children. We dream that this will inspire young Quechua men and women to take pride in their cultural heritage and pass it along for centuries to come. Products produced by Threads of Peru represent the work and the heritage of over 120 artisans in seven communities and four regions of Cusco, each region with its own distinct textile traditions and techniques. We want you to feel like you know the weavers as intimately as we do, as each piece is imbued with a little bit of their personality and life story.


ART IS AN PROF ILE

R u p e rt a C o ndo ri M erm a Aw a q

M a y k i

A s s o c i a t i o n ,

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Ruperta is an inspiring leader in her commu-

to her by her mother and grandmother, and

nity and an incredible powerhouse of personal

which stem back thousands of years.

and physical strength. At 53 years of age, she grew up at a time when girls did not go to high

Together with her close friend Inocencia Crisp-

school and even boys were unlikely to go be-

in Gonzalo, Ruperta decided to form a small

yond grade school. Nevertheless, she worked

group of women weavers in their community

hard and learned to speak and write in Span-

– one of the most remote in the Andes, at the

ish on her own before beginning her family of

foot of the revered Ausangate mountain – and

8 children. Her dedication gave her a set of ba-

dedicate herself to promoting their craft. She

sic skills that helped her to stand apart from

pursued this task with diligence and initia-

her peers, and be an inspiration to them.

tive, and that’s how she came across Threads of Peru in 2012. Ruperta and the Awaq Mayki

With only primary education and no vocation-

Association have been working with Threads

al training, Ruperta’s only means of making a

of Peru ever since.

living is by employing her skills as a weaver, using the traditional techniques passed down

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N AT U R A L M ATERIA LS We believe in providing a more sustainable future for the textile and clothing sector, linking fashion with awareness and responsibility. We commit to provide you with high quality, hand-crafted products, each piece carefully woven one at a time according to centuries of tradition. Our products foster ecological and cultural integrity, as we focus on producing unique pieces from 100% natural materials.

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You won’t find any synthetic fibers in this collection. We work exclusively with wool and alpaca fiber, natural materials suited to a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. Alpaca is one of the world’s finest natural fibers, making it soft yet strong, and very warm. It is also naturally hypoallergenic, breathable and water-resistant. The colors in this collection also come from nature. A rich heritage of traditional cultural knowledge and an abundance of flora and fauna in the Andes combine to create an incredibly diverse color palette, free from chemicals and synthetic irritants.


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2 0 1 8 AP PAR E L & HO M E C O LLEC TIO N Our 2018 Collection takes you deep into the

The three color palettes take their inspira-

Peruvian Andes. An in-depth exploration of an-

tion directly from nature: glacial lakes and

cient textile techniques and skilled craftsman-

the green-blue hues of the distant mountains

ship, with a focus on textures. Hand-stitched

touching an Andean sky; mineral-rich peaks,

graphic embroidery in chunky hand-spun

red earth and the vibrant corals of a cactus

wool contrasts with sensually soft alpaca. Tra-

bloom; the rich shades of wild alpaca fibre and

ditional woven symbols are magnified to high-

the ancient terraced salt mines of Maras.

light their intricate nature. Finely woven wool is seamlessly blended with locally-sourced leather.


CORAL INSPIRATION

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Miski Scarf - Rose 1 00% A lpa ca

Miski Scarf - Brick 1 00% A lpa ca

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Qhapaq Crossbody - Coral 1 00% Wo o l , Sh eep L e at h e r

Qhapaq Change purse - Coral 1 00% Wo o l , Sh eep L e at h e r


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Qhapaq Crossbody Cor al


Wayra Coin Purse- Coral

Qhapaq Change Purse- Coral

1 00% Wool

1 00% Wool, Sh eep L ea t h er

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Wayra Cosmetic Bag- Coral 1 0 0 % Wo o l


Wayra means “wind” in Quechua, echoing the inspiration traditional Andean weavers find in nature for their work.

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Wayra Cosmetic Bag- Quartz 100% Wool

Wayra Coin Purse- Quartz 1 00% Wool


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Upis Pillow - Rose 1 00% Woo l


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Tawa Pillow - Coral 100% A lpa ca

Pallay Pillow - Coral 100% A lpa ca

Picchu Pillow - Rose 1 00% Wo o l

Picchu Rug - Rose 1 00% Wo o l


OCEAN INSPIRATION

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The Miski scarf is woven in handspun alpaca fiber with a luxurious

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Miski Scarf - Ocean

open weave, creating an extra soft

100% A lpa ca

hand-feel and perfect drape.


Raymi Top - Ocean 100% Ba by A lpa ca

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Qhapaq Crossbody - Ocean 1 00% Wool, Cow L ea t h e r

Qhapaq Change purse Ocean 1 00% Wool, Cow L ea t h e r

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Wayra Cosmetic Bag - Surf

Wayra Cosmetic Bag - Ocean

100% Wool

1 00% Wool

Wayra Change Purse - Surf

Wayra Change Purse - Ocean

100% Wool

1 00% Wool


Tupu Tote - Lake 100% Wool, Sheep Lea ther

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Pallay Pillow - Surf 100% A lpa ca

Tawa Pillow - Surf 1 00% A l p ac a

Tawa Pillow- Ocean 1 00% A lpa ca

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Upis Pillow - Lake 1 00% Wool


NATURAL INSPIRATION

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Miski Scarf - Vicuna 1 00% A lpa ca

Miski Scarf - Cream 1 00% A lpa ca

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Raymi Top - Sand 1 00% B a b y A lp ac a


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Hatun Kimono Cream & Coal 10 0 % Alpa ca


Chaska Poncho Coal 1 00% B a b y A l p ac a

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Angelina Ruana - Pewter 1 00% A lpa ca

South American Poncho Slate 1 00% A lpa ca


Qhapaq Change Purse Salt A lpa ca & Wool, Cow L ea t h e r

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Wayra Cosmetic Bag - Salt

Wayra Change Purse - Salt

Alpa ca & Wool

A lpa ca & Wool


Qhapaq Crossbody Salt Alp ac a & Wool, Cow L e at he r

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Tupu Backpack Cream & Coal 1 00% Woo l , C ow L e at h e r

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Tupu Tote Cream & Coal 10 0 % Wool, Cow Lea ther


Miski Blanket - Vicuna 1 00% A lpa ca

Miski Blanket - Cream 1 00% A lpa ca

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Pallay Pillow - Salt 10 0 % Al p ac a

Pallay Pillow Cream & Coal 1 00 % A l p ac a

Tawa Pillow - Salt 100% A lpaca

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Pallay Pillow - Salt 1 00% A lpa ca


N AT U R A L V I B R A N T

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Chunky, hand-spun yarn and hand-stitched embroidery define the Upis cushion. Both techniques are the specialty of the weavers in the community of the same name, tucked away in a remote corner of the southern Andes.

Upis Pillow Cream & Coal 10 0% Wool

M AT E R I A L S C U LT U R E S


Picchu Pillow Cream & Coal

Picchu Rug Cream & Coal

1 00% Wool

1 00% Wool

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CLASSICS

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Wato Bracelet Natural & Multi 1 00% A lpa ca

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Senkapa Bracelet Natural & Multi 1 00% A lpa ca

Amaru Bracelet, Set of 3 Multi 1 00% Wool


Awaq Chuspa Bag - Rose 100% A lpa ca

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Coral

Rose

Amber

Tika Pompoms, Set of 3 - Multi A lpa ca a n d Wo o l


Ocongate Chullo - Multi 1 00% B a b y A lpa ca

Multi

Natural P. 41

Natural

Multi Pitukiska Chullo - Multi 1 00% B a b y A lpa ca


Totora Scarf - Cream & Coal 100% Ba by A lpa ca

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Vicuna

Onyx

Pewter


Illariy Scarf - Lavender 100% Ba by A lpa ca

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Mustard

Brick

Sand

Teal


M EET US STORE & TOURS K’uychipunku 366 Cusco, Peru +51 84 232691

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CRE DI T S

DESIGN Jennie Lyutskanov PHOTOGRAPHY Anna Watts Mariah Krey Eleonora Collini Isaiah Brookshire Alexa Jones Luis Figueroa MODELS Maillis Marin Coaquira Josbek Kalinowski Quispe Natalie Zulauf Chaska Blaz Perez Andrea Figueroa LOCATIONS Salineras de Maras, Peru Cusco, Peru Quinta San Blas

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