Ñaña Knitters


When the women of Alto Cayma come to the city in search of a better future, they leave behind a way of life they have known since childhood.  However, they do bring with them many customs including long traditions of knitting and weaving.  Through Ñaña, Quechua for "sister", the women draw upon skills handed down by their mothers and grandmothers while learning new techniques.  Using Peruvian Alpaca wool, they create clothing and accessories that give warmth not only to those who buy the, but also to the children and families whom the women support while earning a fair wage.  

 

Scarves

Alpaca Smoke Ring

Alpaca School Spirit Scarves