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A Bid for the Future 2021
Welcome to A Bid for the Future 2021, an auction to benefit the indigenous Andean weaving communities of the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco (CTTC). CTTC works with about 650 weavers and their families across ten weaving communities in the Cusco region of Peru to help them recover and sustain their textile traditions.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to hit Peru hard. Diminished tourism is limiting the weavers’ income. COVID cases have spiked, even in remote Andean communities, and most communities have limited access to healthcare. Your purchases this year will support CTTC in providing income for the weavers and sustaining their textile traditions, as well as providing emergency help to the communities as needed during COVID.
This year we have even more gorgeous and unique items, from collectibles to new pieces from the weavers at the CTTC. And even if you aren’t buying any textiles right now, you can still help support Andean weavers by making a cash donation, donating $10 to purchase a pre-paid phone card so their children can attend school online, or by donating to provide the communities with much-needed cochineal for their natural dyeing.
So, get ready for some power-shopping for a good cause. A Bid for the Future is back, and the weavers’ future will be brighter with your help!
About the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco:
CTTC is a non-profit organization established in 1996 by Andean weavers and their supporters. The mission of the center is to aid in the survival of Cusqueñan textile traditions and to provide support to the indigenous people who create them. CTTC works with ten weaving communities (about 650 weavers and their families) in the Cusco region of Peru on a fair-trade basis to help rescue and revive traditions, and promote the weavers and their work.
About Andean Textile Arts
Andean Textile Arts is an organization dedicated to supporting the people and communities of the Andes in their efforts to preserve and revitalize their textile traditions. ATA formed as a U.S. 501(c)3 non-profit foundation in 2000. Since our inception, ATA has supported the educational programs of the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco (CTTC), a Peruvian nonprofit organization.
003 Belt (chumpi) from Cotabamba
004 Lliclla (carrying cloth) from Chinchero
006 Poncho from Chahuaytire
014 Double-Woven Belt from Bolivia
015 Lliclla (carrying cloth) from Chahuaytire
029 Lliclla (carrying cloth) from Q'ero
032 "Complex Double Cloth" Belt from Bolivia
058 Knit Hat from Bolivia
070 Runner from Chinchero