This is Maria.
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A hard working woman I had the honor to meet while visiting the streets of Cuzco, Peru. As soon as I entered the store and saw Maria I was impressed of her work. I tried to have a conversation with her (boy didn't't I have so many questions in my mind 🙄 ) but she was busy working plus her first language is Quechua and was kind of difficult for her to understand me. (Why didn't I learn Quechua while in high school? 😑 ) However, Maria was able to shared a few words with me. Maria spends 8 hours daily working on handmade articles such as scarfs, sweaters, mantles, etc. It takes her about 30 days to make one mantle. To me that's a lot of hours and work for one item, but the result is unbelievable priceless. You can find Maria and her beautiful work at the