MinCul: Ruraq maki, handmade returns in face-to-face and decentralized edition | News

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MinCul: Ruraq maki, handmade returns in face-to-face and decentralized edition | News

Within the framework of the economic reactivation of the culture sector, the Minister of Culture, Gisela Ortiz, announced that, after two years, Ruraq maki, made by hand, returns in a face-to-face and decentralized way, to promote the reunion between the groups of creators of traditional art from different regions of the country with the urban public and thus, strengthen its economy, make visible the cultural value of traditional art pieces and contribute to the generation of a recognition of our memory and identity.

“Ruraq maki has become a project and a valuable initiative not only to spread what is traditional art but also to demonstrate, investigate what we are as Peruvians, what we know how to do with an ancestral wisdom inherited from our parents and grandparents to show such a diverse culture, to value it and directly generate market and trade opportunities ”, stated the Minister of Culture, Gisela Ortiz.

He explained that traditional art is not only history but also experience, which is strengthened in contact, in reunion and therefore from the Ministry of Culture, face-to-face Ruraq maki begins to be reactivated in a decentralized way in some regions such as Ayacucho, Cajamarca , Huancayo, Iquitos, Lima, Puno and Trujillo.

“We are going to continue working to increase the number of artisans who participate, improve marketing conditions and continue to spread what we are as Peruvians,” he concluded.

For her part, the Deputy Minister of Cultural Heritage and Cultural Industries, Sonaly Tuesta, stressed that the importance of handmade Ruraq maki is now the issue of presence and decentralization.

“We are on this path of being able to ensure that our cultural diversity can also be assumed by each of our regions, because in our same regions there are these varieties that perhaps we do not know,” he said.

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For her part, the Vice Minister of Interculturality, Rocilda Nunta indicated that the Culture sector is committed to the vindication of our crafts, the market and culture for the development and visibility of the peoples and communities. “To continue advancing in this chain to show that in our Peru there is a variety of crafts, textiles, among others. I encourage the artisan brothers to continue developing their activities and generate economic income from our towns ”, he concluded.

In the presentation of the exhibition face-to-face and decentralized sale Ruraq maki – handmade, which was held at the headquarters of the Ministry of Culture, the director of the General Directorate of Cultural Heritage, Shirley Mozo, authorities of the sector and artisans of our country.


In this way, Ruraq maki will take place in Cajamarca (from November 11 to 14), Lima (from December 10 to 19), Ayacucho (from December 8 to 12), Huancayo (from December 15 to 23), Trujillo (from December 16 to 23), Iquitos (from December 16 to 20), and Puno (from December 6 to 10).

The first edition of Ruraq maki, handmade in person, will be in the Cajamarca region, from November 11 to 14, with the participation of 24 groups of traditional artists, from 12 of the 13 provinces of this place.

Ruraq maki, handmade in Lima

In this edition in Lima, Ruraq maki, made by hand will summon 109 groups of traditional artists of the country, gathered at the headquarters of the Ministry of Culture. In this way, it seeks to promote the protection and continuity of the practices of ancestral uses and knowledge, and to reactivate its economy, through the creation of spaces that favor fair and sustainable trade, where the main objective is to strengthen the local identity.

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The handmade Ruraq maki program began in 2007. It is one of the largest state projects for the registration, research and dissemination of traditional folk art. This program of the Ministry of Culture calls for the participation of traditional popular artists from all regions of the country who, through their art, maintain current traditional and ancestral practices, many of which date back to pre-Hispanic periods.

This platform implemented by the Ministry of Culture seeks to extend the benefits of the exhibition, sale of traditional art throughout the year and bring traditional artists closer to the possibilities offered by technology for trade and the safeguarding of traditional art.

The virtual stores that make up our platform are distinguished by their autonomous management model, in which the creators’ groups have control over all stages of the sales process and dispatch the products from their places of residence, being our task that of a platform that provides training, support and constant and continuous advice.

Currently, there are 68 virtual stores managed by 68 groups of traditional artists in locations in 18 regions. There are more than 170 thousand users on the platform. The goal of is to reach 100 virtual stores on the sales platform next year.

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