"My interest in handicrafts comes from our own family traditions… I try to interpret pre-Hispanic design by way of my feelings, and transmit them through contemporary techniques."
Puriqwarmi is the artistic name of Sonia López, born April 17, 1960 in Huanuco. In the Quechua language, Puriqwarmi means "Woman who walks, who moves," and her father used to repeat that to her when she was a little girl.
"My interest in handicrafts comes from our own family traditions," she says. "My father is 91 and he still creates artisan pieces. My mother spins and weaves wool. I am dedicated exclusively to textile arts, something I've done from the time I was quite young.
"I'd describe my work as a need to provide warmth, protection and color. I try to interpret pre-Hispanic design by way of my feelings, and transmit them through contemporary techniques. As a craftswoman, my motivation comes from inside my very being, from my roots and my experiences. These are always present in my designs."
Hello Puriqwarmi! I just received my fingerless snowflake Cuzco gloves and I love them! Thank you so much for making such a trendy, stylish pair of gloves that go with everything! The quality, softness and style will last me forever. Thank you!
Dear Puriqwarmi, Thank you for the beautiful alpaca scarf. It is truly a work of art and it is extremely well made. I will treasure it for sure. With Deep Appreciation, Sincerely,