Monthly Archives: July 2010
July 29, 2010 To Dye For
Crinkle silk scarf Attention all die-hard tie-dye enthusiasts: This Saturday, the de Young Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco opens its exhibit To Dye For: A World Saturated in Color which features over 50 tie-dyed textiles and costumes from around … Continue reading
July 27, 2010 Happy Independence Day, Peru!
July 28th commemorates the 189th anniversary of Peru’s independence from Spanish rule, won by the Argentine liberator, General Jose de San Martin, in 1821. Although Peruvian Independence Day is officially on the 28th, the festivities traditionally begin on the night … Continue reading
July 22, 2010 Alpaca: sustainable fiber of the Andes
Alpacas have provided vitality, sustenance and warmth to the Peruvian people for over 6,000 years. Once reserved for Inca royalty only, their sumptuous fur continues to be a cornerstone for Peru’s economic development. There are nearly three million Alpacas in … Continue reading