Our Compañera: Marcelina

Our Compañera: Marcelina
By Brianna Griesinger, Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Marcelina is a weaver in the Wakanquilla cooperative from the remote community of Kelkanka. She is 24 years old and has 4 children whom she supports with her income from her weavings. Marcelina loves weaving the designs of condors and alpacas into her textiles.

Through her work with Awamaki Marcelina earns her own income which allows her to fund her children’s education and contribute to her community.

This year the Wakanquilla cooperative and its members like Marcelina will be playing a leading role in weaving the textiles of our 2019 line, Kay Pacha, due to launch to the public in the coming months. We are so proud of the hard work women like Marcelina have been dedicating to growing their artisanal skills, and we can’t wait to see what 2019 holds in store for them!

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About Awamaki

Awamaki is a nonprofit fair trade social enterprise dedicated to connecting Andean artisan weavers with global markets. We collaborate with women artisans to support their efforts towards educational and financial independence by co-creating beautifully handcrafted knit and woven accessories using hertiage techniques.