«The Peruvian handicrafts production constitutes a very particular sector within micro and small companies since there are very differentiated productive subsectors, each with a specific problem»
Handicrafts are one of the best-selling Peruvian arts, just last year Peru exported around 18 million dollars in handicraft products that were produced in different parts of the national territory. It is estimated that handicrafts are the economic livelihood of some three million Peruvians.
On July 10th, 1967, the Federation Artisans from Peru is founded, which today is chaired by the Foreign Trade and Tourism Ministry (Mincetur) with the purpose of making Peruvian art known to the world and also helping to preserve customs. artistic and traditional of the indigenous peoples of Peru.
The Federation of Artisans is made up of associations and small groups of Peruvian artisans from different regions of the country.
The production of Peruvian handicrafts constitutes a very particular sector within the micro and small companies since there are very differentiated productive subsectors, each with a specific problem. However, the artisan sector is still treated as a whole, when in fact there is a wide variety of it. For many businessmen in the field, this point is a weak point within the export.
According to the Mincetur, Peruvian handicrafts is an ancient work that dates back to pre-Hispanic times and has been passed down from generation to generation within the Peruvian families dedicate themselves to these works as a consequence of this, each craft creation, beyond its beauty, exerts a transcendent function within of Peruvian culture history, either for its utilitarian value or for its magical-religious sense.