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Fuzzy hand-sewn vicuna makes a sweet Peruvian addition to a stuffed animal collection. Vicunas live in the Andes and are related to llamas and alpacas. Their fine wool has been coveted since the time of the Incas and the species is now protected in several South American countries.
HANDCRAFTED IN PERU
Deep and lasting relationships are essential to this family-run business, whose name means "hands joined in friendship." They bring the wares of 60 workshops across Peru - gourd carvers, ceramicists, jewelry makers and reverse-painted glass artisans - to market. They create a variety of exquisite handicrafts that tell stories of tradition and resilience. "I want to keep going, keep working to get ahead. My work is a happiness." - Eulogio Medina