Embassy Workshop: Colca Valley Embroideries From Peru

Embroidered vest


Join us for an overview and demonstration of the “maquinasqa” technique (machine embroidery) with experienced Peruvian artisans and the head of the Association of Embroiderers of the Colca Valley, Donato Ventura.

As a national cultural heritage of Peru, the unique embroidery work from the Colca Valley in the Arequipa region is prized for its technical and historical wealth, as well as its artistic and traditional values. The crafts of the Colca Valley are heavily influenced by the pre-Inca conceptions of the world offered by the Collagua and Cabana peoples. The iconography in its fabrics, which use alpaca fiber, is evidence of the richness and color of the Andean world.

This program is a collaboration with the Embassy of Peru and the Pacific Alliance. 

How to Participate

This program will be hosted by the Embassy of Chile. Please register with them to receive links and information to join the program.

About the Embassy Workshops

Four virtual workshops celebrate the richness and diversity of handcrafts created by women from the Pacific Alliance countries of Colombia, Peru, Mexico and Chile. The programs are hosted by embassies in honor of the alliance’s 10th anniversary and accompanying exhibition.