Products of Peru offers many different items from the country of Peru. A large selection of our items are hand made by citizens of Cusco , Ayacucho, Puno, Cajamarca, and Huancavelica. Many of the products that are shown on the website are in stock and are our most popular items that most visitors to Lima request or purchase. From time to time our stock is sold out faster than we can replace it and therefore there will be a slight delay in processing orders while we re-stock. Our stock is purchased from local artisans in Lima, not factory outlets.
Many of our hand made products are similar but not exactly the same. Each piece is unique and one of a kind. Anklets, Bracelets, Necklaces, Chakana, Jewelry, Chullo, Gloves, Leather Hats, Blankets, Ponchos, Flutes and Huaco are all hand made.
Huaco or Guaco is the generic name given in Peru mostly to earthen vessels and other finely made pottery artworks found in pre-Columbian sites such as burial locations, sanctuaries, temples and other ancient ruins. Huacos are not mere earthenware but notable pottery specimens linked to ceremonial, religious, artistic or esthetical uses in central Andean pre-Columbian civilizations.
The word huaco derives from the term huaca. Huacas are ruins or ancient structures where most of huacos are found, mainly funerary buildings. In Peru a huaquero is a person that digs in ancient pre-Columbian ruins illegally in order to get valuable pieces of artwork, usually destroying the structure.
In some cases our Huaco products are replicas of actual pieces found in archeological digs in Peru. Original Huaco pieces remain the property of the Peruvian government and are on display in museums in Peru. Export of original pieces is prohibited and illegal.