The Artisans of Lurín, Peru

We managed cram a lot of cool stuff into our two days in Lima, the capital of Peru. Of course, we took in Lima’s UNESCO World Heritage Historic Centre and the amazing ruins of Pachacámac. But thanks to our guides Vanessa and Marek, was also got to visit some places that the big bus tours don’t include.

One of the most unexpected highlights was visiting the tiny workshops of three local artisans in the town of Lurín, just outside the archaeological complex of Pachacámac.

Lurín, Peru

Lurín, Peru

From the outside, none of the workshops looked like much, but inside each was a treasure trove of delights.

Ccori Maki ceramic workshop

Ccori Maki ceramic workshop

Our first stop was the Ccori Maki ceramic workshop.

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Courtyard of Ccori Maki ceramic workshop

Courtyard of Ccori Maki ceramic workshop

Sculpture telling the story of how the owner arrived in Lurín from the Andes

Sculpture telling the story of how the owner arrived in Lurín from the Andes

Racks and racks of moulds

Racks and racks of moulds

Fresh out of the mould

Fresh out of the mould

Busy at work

Busy at work

Some of Ccori Maki's pieces

Some of Ccori Maki’s pieces

The mask in the centre of the photo now hangs on our wall!

The mask in the centre of the photo now hangs on our wall!

Next we visited another pottery, Urin Tambo.

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The courtyard of the Urin Tambo workshop

The courtyard of the Urin Tambo workshop

Racks of little figures in various stages of production

Racks of little figures in various stages of production

Christmas decoration star-ting point (pun intended)

Christmas decoration star-ting point (puns intended)

Helping put them together

Helping put them together

The finished articles

The finished articles

Our final stop, Artinsania Quispe, specialised in loom-made tapestries.

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One of the larger (home-made) looms in the main workspace of Artinsania Quispe

One of the larger (home-made) looms in the main workspace of Artinsania Quispe

Three of the smaller looms

Three of the smaller looms

Wow, but this is super intricate!

Wow, but this is super intricate!

Tapestry showing the life story of Artinsania Quispe's owner

Tapestry showing the life story of Artinsania Quispe’s owner

All three workshops are part of the Ichimay Wari local artisan cooperative.

This post was inspired by Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week, Man-Made.

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4 Responses to The Artisans of Lurín, Peru

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    This is such a fun and appropriate post for this challenge today. Wonderfully done 😀

  2. Leya says:

    Wonderful! I absolutely adore that tapestry!

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