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At the II Peruvian Congress, Javier Leturia highlights the value of crafts in our national identity

Rehearsing an answer about how Peruvianness is linked to regional identities, from his experience and contact with traditional popular art, our brother Javier Leturia, participated with a presentation at the II Congress of Peruvianness organized by the San Pablo Catholic University (UCSP). in the city of Arequipa from August 23rd to 25th.

Participación de Javier Leturia en el II Congreso de Peruanidad de la UCSP en Arequipa.

Javier Leturia during his presentation.

Within the framework of this event, Javier emphasized the essential role of artisans as faithful custodians of ancestral traditions in the country. He stressed that this invaluable knowledge is transmitted from generation to generation, passing from grandparents to parents and from parents to children, thus guaranteeing the continuity of this noble profession rooted in the history of Peru.

During his speech, he expressed his confidence that Peruvian crafts will soon achieve the status of national pride, as will the country’s renowned gastronomy. Emphasizing this point, he noted that “we are so proud of Peruvian food that having always had it on our table, today we go to a restaurant and pay for it”.

Crafts: A powerful link to celebrate our Peruvian identity

In Javier’s words, “crafts are not made to stay in the artisans’ workshops. They are an excellent vehicle to take us not only with a colorful and beautiful souvenir. They are above all an opportunity to communicate a story”.

Participación de Javier Leturia en el II Congreso de Peruanidad de la UCSP en Arequipa.

Javier at the II Congress of Peruvianity.

Later, he took the opportunity to encourage Peruvians to “consume” these works of art in their own homes or consider them as special gifts for family and friends.

“In this way we can ensure that crafts also become an excellent means of communication and unity for Peruvians”, said Javier at the end of his participation.