A loan of $600 helped to purchase additional wool and dyes for his weaving business.


David's story

David is a master weaver in Peru, specializing in beautiful Andean rugs and tapestries. He would like to stock up on wool and dyes for his creations.

David has been selling through NOVICA since 2000. This is his story: his grandparents and parents were weavers, who learned this trade from their predecessors. He essentially learned through observation. Nevertheless, he has taken several textile courses. His work focuses on resuscitating his ancestral culture and linking it to the present. He works with his family, and their materials include wool, cotton, and both natural and industrial dyes. For the natural dyes, he cultivates the plants such as walnut, tare, molle and alder.

He explains further that he is developing tapestry collections using a new technique. He is excited at how well they've been received. And he feels proud that he can carry on his Andean beliefs, customs and myths through his work. He thanks you all so much for your help.



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