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Category Archives: Ethnographic Inspiration

March 17, 2014 Finding Parisian Inspiration at Première Vision

by guest blogger, Julie Every year our wovens designers take to Paris, elbowing through the masses of likeminded creators entering the fabric mecca of Première Vision. The only tradeshow of its kind, Première Vision houses 740 of the top fabric … Continue reading

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February 27, 2014 Huichol Beaders: Crafting Culture into Fashion

  Faced with the possibility of vanishing into modernity, the indigenous Huichol tribe of Mexico is instead harnessing the power of tradition to keep afloat.  The vibrant Huichol culture is intimately connected with and expressed through art.  Creativity is believed … Continue reading

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January 3, 2014 Weaving Lives, Engaging History

Join PC in exploring the vital traditions of weaving, spinning, dyeing, and knitting in Peru’s highland communities. Nilda Callañaupa of the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco, Peru (CTTC), along with Catherine Joslyn, author of “Children of the Inca”, will conduct … Continue reading

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October 7, 2013 PC’s Favorite Photo Shoot Locations

Over Peruvian Connection’s 37 years, we’ve trekked to some magical places, searching for the perfect backdrop to photograph our globally-inspired collections. The first few catalogs were shot in the backyard at Canaan Farm, where the company began. Founders Biddy and … Continue reading

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August 16, 2013 A Rainbow of Natural Dyes

As eco-awareness spreads around the world, it’s refreshing to remember the natural, sustainable practices in places such as Peru.  Natural dyes and fabrics are not simply a trend in Peru, they are a way of life.  Peruvian textile techniques are … Continue reading

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