Peruvian Finger Puppets


High up in the Andes Mountains, a group of Peruvian women carry on an old cultural tradition: knitting. Life is hard in their impoverished village, but creating these intricate, life-like puppets enables the women to provide for themselves and their families. Many of the artisans are single moms struggling to support their children on their own. Working from home gives them the opportunity to watch their children, keep them safe, and also tend to their animals or gardens. With your purchase, you can take a little piece of Peruvian culture home with you, and you can empower these women to protect and provide for their families. One artisan says it best: “Things are hard here. So thank you for buying puppets because it helps us to live.”

Related Stories: