The Lucuma Blog
Rudy Gomez, Borucan Artist
Rudy is one of the youngest fine-carving artists. He eagerly learns new carving tricks. Most often, a mask artist will bring him a balsa wood log with a design drawn on it for him to carve. In re...
Sugey Jimenez Acosta, Borucan Artist
Sugey started playing with paint brushes at a young age inspired by her godmother. After marrying Marcos in 2005, she easily picked up new techniques from him while falling in love with mask painti...
Women and Boruca Masks
Traditionally, and for generations, mask making has been a male dominated activity. Only very recently, some women in Boruca have become interested in painting masks but it is still rare to see one...
Ismael González Rojas, Borucan Artist
Ismael started carving at a young age and is one of the few artists in Boruca still working with cedar wood.
Loly, Maria De Los Santos, Borucan Artist
Loly dries and boils the jicara fruit for hours to cure and clean it. Then she envisions her animal, carving the legs, head and tail in balsa wood. Her grandson works alongside her, adding the color.
Meet New Ceramic Artist Bernardino
Bernardino Arce comes from a family of ceramic artists. He runs his own workshop where he creates our new water birds. He enjoys creating colorful marble patterns on them using engobe and natural p...
Healing our World Through the Beauty of Fair Trade
Fair Trade gifts have a magical power to open our hearts by creating meaningful connections between us conscious consumers and crafters far away. They help us get in touch with our own humanity by ...
Store Sign For Organic Cotton Finger Puppets
Organic cotton is growing in popularity and here is why!
Puno Travel Log: Meeting Nifty Knitters
Follow along with Don and Alessandra's trip to visit with our talented knitters in Puno, Peru! Read on for updates about our knitters and knitted collections.