Textiles and Traditions: The Significance of Pallay

  By Kelsey Mazeski, Marketing & Communications Coordinator At Awamaki, we collaborate, promote, and embrace, the wisdom and traditions of the Quechua women with whom we work with everyday. Through the design process and by providing access to market, we provide women artisans with a stable source of income. We also have a responsibility to protect the centuries-old Andean styles and methods of production, even as more modern methods of production emerge. Through our innovative product designs, we aim to create a fusion of the past within the present. Every year, our designers collaborate with the seamstresses and weavers to...