<b>Update (June, 2019)</b><br><br> I was born in 1973 in the district of Macate in Ancash. My parents were engaged in agriculture. I consider myself a very creative man, and very enterprising - I always want to be doing things, to go forward and never to stay behind. I'm very active and sociable. I trained a lot, in study centers like the Chamber of Foreign Trade of Lima and taking courses in Adex, all with a lot of practice and perseverance.<br><br> One of my dreams is to continue growing as a textile artist, to be recognized not only locally but at the international level, and to give a better quality of life to my family. I love my art because it allows me to be very versatile in the design, the colors, and the textures to create each piece. I thank God who gave me this gift because today, I can say that I live what I really love. The road hasn't been easy, but it is worth it in every way. <br><br> What I want to convey through my art is all my knowledge and practice that are reflected every time I finish a piece of apparel or an accessory, and I feel totally proud of the final result. I am currently a totally happy person, since very few people in this world dedicate themselves to something they really love, as I do. For me, this work means everything. I love and appreciate being able to move my family forward thanks to this.<br><br> <b>Original Artisan Story</b><br><br> The greatest challenge I've ever faced was getting my family to understand my passion for textiles. I was born in the Macate district of the Ancash department and my parents worked in the fields. My artistic origins come from my family ? my uncles worked in textiles and, little by little, they introduced me to this world. I love being part of this world, where I can translate materials into beautiful, wearable designs.<br><br >Getting started was difficult and my family didn't think I would make it, yet slowly but surely, I managed to prove them wrong. If you truly want something in life, you will do all that is within your means to get it.<br><br> I've achieved every goal I have set for myself and, in this way, I have discovered new and wonderful techniques within this grand art form.<br><br> As for hobbies, I enjoy playing soccer and, of course, everything related to the textile arts since I like playing with colors, fabrics and textures.<br><br> My work is motivated by a desire to show my art to people everywhere, from as many countries as possible! I would like my designs to transmit my experience and skills - each final piece is a proud representative of my creativity.<br><br> My work means everything to me. It's what I love and cherish, and I love the fact that I can provide for my family thanks to it. I consider myself a happy person and every day I strive to get ahead, not only in work, but also as a person, a husband, and a son.<br><br> I would like to thank everyone for allowing us into your homes, and for getting to know Peruvian arts and crafts. They are made with inspired hands.