This lovely mama comes dressed in a rust coloured dress with a white t-shirt and cream knitted cardigan of soft alpaca. She has matching cream shoes and little shoulder bag. She has black hair made from alpaca yarn and brown eyes. Her little bub is tied to her back using a traditional shawl, and is wearing orange, right down to the tiny little hat.
These gorgeous dolls are made with all natural fibres of alpaca, lamb’s wool and cotton. They stand at 24cm tall. Their clothes are fully removable so they can be dressed and undressed, their outfits changed. They make the most beautiful little friends for children and adults alike!
It takes a village to make these beautiful dolls. The women of Q'ewar, Peru, wash, card and spin the wool. They knit the clothing, or sew it using fabric spun using traditional techniques. The wool used for the clothing is hand-dyed, primarily using indigenous plants. The detail in these dolls is so stunning and it is clear that they are made with much love.
By purchasing one of these dolls you are supporting the Q’ewar Project, a social and economic initiative working with the indigenous women living in the Quechua speaking village community in the Andes Mountains of Peru. The women of the Q'ewar Project live in extreme poverty, and for most, this is the first chance they have had to learn skills to earn money in a humane and respectful working environment. In addition to this proceeds contribute to the installation of water, electricity, and toilets in addition to providing a fair wage for labor.
The video below tells you about the Q'ewar Project. You can read more information and see more videos and pictures here