LILIANA CONTRERAS. The Loom Route
Although at the age of eleven she wove her first work belt with ivy leaves, Liliana Contreras already knew the secrets of the Doñihuano loom long before. He learned by watching his mother, grandmother and aunts. All the women in her family weaved, so she was linked to this trade since she was a child. An accountant by profession, she says that weaving is everything to her, it is her great passion, which she shares with teaching this traditional trade. She has been a teacher of more than 100 students. With 25 of them, in 2009, they formed the Doñihue Textiles and Handicrafts group, becoming a cooperative in 2015. Liliana has been weaving for more than 60 years, and since she retired from her profession as an accountant, she dedicates one hundred percent to loom. Now he began to experiment with new and innovative products, from purses to wallets and keyrings, always applying his know-how from the Doñihuano loom.
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