"I will never let go of either my grandfather or my grandson's hands, for what I have learned from the elders, I will teach to the young."
Faustino Maldonado was born in Hualhuas. Because his parents and grandparents were artisans, he learned at an eary age to weave on rustic looms, to prepare the warp using the pushca, and spin on the rueca. Since he first started weaving, Maldonado has mastered the art and has immensely improved the quality of his textiles. Maldonado's work is a representation of the art that has been passed down from generation to generation within his family. The family motto has been, "I will never let go of either my grandfather or grandson's hands, for what I have learned from the elders, I will teach to the young." Based on this family philosophy, Maldonado and his relatives have been making large bedspreads in high relief without any stitching. They also proudly craft sheep wool and alpaca tapestries, purses, backpacks, cushions, and vests. The Maldonado family's works have become increasingly popular.
All products from Maldonado Family
100% alpaca blanket, 'Inca Graphics'
Alpaca throw blanket, 'Flower of the Valley'
100% alpaca wool blanket, 'Earth Flowers' (twin)
Alpaca shoulder bag, 'Andean Warmth'
Wool cushion covers, 'Angelfish' (pair)
Wool cushion covers, 'Solar Enchantment' (pair)
Wool runner, 'Doves Bring Peace' (2x4)
Alpaca blend backpack, 'Winter Skies'
Alpaca blend backpack, 'Boho Stripes'
Alpaca cushion covers, 'Starlight on Earth' (pair)
Alpaca cushion covers, 'Wari Colors' (pair)
Alpaca cushion covers, 'Wari Art' (pair)
Wool cushion covers, 'Inca Paradise' (pair)
Men's 100% alpaca poncho, 'Snowcapped Andes'
Wool shoulder bag, 'Andean Dream'
Alpaca cushion covers, 'Red Sea' (pair)
Alpaca blend cushion covers, 'Andean Moon' (pair)
Alpaca blend backpack, 'Andean Lands'