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A Bid For The Future is Back: Bidding is open September 7th-10th
Now in its third year, our annual A Bid For The Future online silent auction benefits the Indigenous Andean weaving communities of the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco (CTTC). CTTC works with about 650 weavers and their families across ten weaving communities in the Cusco region of Peru to help them recover and sustain their textile traditions. You’ll find plenty of beautifully hand-crafted Andean items to bid on – bags, belts, hats, carrying cloths, table runners, and more – as well as a number of collectible pieces.
This year’s auction has a very special focus: it features many items collected over the years by the late Tim Wells, a passionate supporter of Andean weavers and of the CTTC in its formative years. In Tim’s honor, this year’s donation choices in the auction also include tools and materials to support the weavers, young and old, who were so dear to his heart.VISIT THE AUCTION WEBSITE
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Andean textile traditions and way of life were all but lost – until a young Quechua weaver and an American couple dreamed of changing that.