This decorative embroidered Paracas & Birds wall hanging donated by Ayni is handspun wool stitched on a handwoven wool background with a cotton warp. Made by Oscar Huaranca, from the Paracas culture in Ayacucho, Peru, it measures 10″ x 18″ with stunning colors derived from natural dyes. A skillfully made one of a kind textile for your wall. The organization Anyi helps support this amazing textile community in Peru.
Ayni is a Quechua word for mutual aid.
We are a small not for profit, organization founded in 2006 by botanist Hedy Hollyfield, anthropologist Barbara Wolff, and educator/artist Kathlyn Avial-Reyes.
Ayni aims to preserve cultural patrimony in Peru, and promote social welfare in Andean communities through sponsorship of cultural programs, and through sales of Peruvian art and crafts.
Your purchase of Peruvian handicrafts and textiles supports projects at the Los Gorriones Orphanage, ANFASEP, and the University of Huamanga ass well as the communities that produce, spin, dye and weave the fiber. It helps keep Ayacucho’s fiber tradition alive.
https://ayni-usa.org (about Anyi)
https://my-site-103049-107596.square.site (for shopping)