Facets of Peru
At the beginning of this month, we started to work with artisan partners in Peru, a country with the Andes Mountains running through its territory and the Amazon rainforest covering 60% of the land.
Peru is home to the oldest known civilization in the Americas - the Norte Chico civilization. In the 15th century, the Incas formed the largest empire in pre-Columbian America with their capital in Cusco.
Amerindian traditions are the root of the now eclectic Peruvian culture. In the early 20th century, as the Indigenismo movement connected indigenous Indian populations and their traditions to modern economics and technology, a more inclusive social and economic development model took shape in the country.