- Item CJJ 54
- Height: 4"
Star Arpillera Ornament CJJ 54
Soft, hand-stitched bright yellow fabric ornament in the shape of a star with an arpillera nativity on one side.
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San Juan de Miraflores, Lima, Peru
The name JUPA is an acronym for a group called "United Youth of Pamplona Alta" in a village in the highest part of the district of San Juan de Miraflores, south of Lima. These women use this art, along with their excellent sewing skills to fashion coin purses, eyeglass cases, and hair accessories, as well as detailed wall hangings. Because this work is so delicate, it takes very small pieces of fabric, and they can use recycled material or remnants from nearby clothing manufacturers. Also, through this business, they have found a source of work that allows them to be with their small children during the day.