|INNOVARTE: Project Filigree
Catacaos, Peru, 2003In our August update we featured Innovarte’s Cane Project in Guatemala. In this update we bring you another exquisite project conducted by them on filigree art in Peru which took place in 2003.The Peruvian silversmith’s craft, famous all over the world, has in filigree one of the best exponents of its art. This technique, whose origins date back to ancient Asia, was imported to America by silversmith colonizers. In Peru, important crafts companies were created in the villages of Huamanga, Ayacucho, San Jerónimo de Tunán and Huancayo, reaching the Northcoast, in Catacaos. Catacaos is considered the most traditional crafts place of its region. The industry of “paja toquilla” hats (more commonly referred to as Panama hats), pottery and leather are, with silversmith-ing, some examples of Peruvian crafts.