“My name is Luz Palomino Huaranca. I was born in 1995 in the beautiful province of Ayacucho in the Peruvian Andes. It is the land of artisans, culture, and history. I consider myself to be a dreamy, empathetic, and friendly girl.
“I have been surrounded by art from the moment I was born. My family works in handicrafts, and the neighborhood that I live in is a very artisanal place where creativity and imagination can be felt with the creation of each piece. I decided to follow the legacy of my parents, and with great effort they helped form me as a person and a professional.
“I am attracted to textile art. Each piece and design reminds me of my Wari ancestors, a pre-Inca culture that featured some great textile masters. My plans and dreams for the future are to grow as a professional and as a businesswoman, sharing my art and my culture through innovative designs and pieces.
“I learned this art in the most marvelous way; with my parents, who taught me not to let go of this valuable art and to be proud of my culture and my roots. Now, I teach others how to improve their techniques and quality control, since each piece needs to be perfect.
“I would say that I am a very insistent person when I pursue a goal or an objective. I try to make myself work every day. It does not matter how many times I fail; I will continue trying. Thanks to this, I learned the technique of loom-woven textiles and embroidery.
“Starting to work on my own was one of my greatest challenges, but these challenges motivated me to apply my knowledge in the administrative aspects of my business. I can achieve my goals with a lot of care and dedication, dedicating myself to doing what I love while also learning.
“I really like my art, since it allows me to create new designs and pieces while applying new colors and adapting myself to the globalized world. My greatest sources of inspiration are my culture, my history, my environment, and all that surrounds me. I work with my family. My parents craft the pieces while I am in charge of the commercial aspects.
“My art benefits my community by promoting sustainable development. We take care of the environment, giving talks and teaching our collaborators to avoid contaminating the environment. Thanks to this ecosystem that surrounds us, we are inspired to create new designs.
“I am very happy to be able to share my art with an international market that can get to know our artisanal techniques inspired by our roots and the culture of great masters. My mission is to help other people improve their quality of life.”