DIONICIA CHILLPA EN / ES

Sicuani, Cusco
3,557 meters above sea level (11,670 feet above sea level)
District: Sicuani
Province: Canchis
Region: Cusco

Dionicia, from the Ausanta community in the Chumbivilcas region, learned the art of embroidery from her husband Edwin Quispe, himself from the Acco Acco community in Sicuani. After winning Dionicia’s heart, Edwin invited her to live with him in Sicuani. Both come from families with a strong embroidery heritage and these two artists, experts in “Maquinask’a” embroidery, wish to show the world their hand-made wonders.