It is important to note that textiles played an extremely important role in the society of the Andes. The textiles that they created required a lot of labor and skill. A single poncho could be made from up to 9 miles of colored thread. Because of the time that it took to create each of the textiles, they were valued more than precious metals. In the Peruvian society, one that wore intricate textiles was often one of high status.
Shamans Market aims to provide you with these beautiful handmade textiles. Each textile is made with love, and gives back to the indigenous peoples of the Americas.