ESCUDO combines their passion for design with Peru’s vast cultural wealth.
Their soulful, one of a kind pieces are inspired by ancestral traditions, as well as a commitment to the development of artisanal techniques, a deep admiration of folk art, and the responsibility that comes with the utmost attention to detail.
Syncretism and cultural fusion work to forge the old with the new: fibres, knits, embroideries, seams, elements and colours that dance and converse, that bring us closer to the essence of our past and project us into the future.
PERU: THE LAND OF EVERYTHING
ESCUDO’s studio is located in the bohemian neighbourhood of Barranco, overlooking the Lima coast. It is here where they design and complete all their hand-made garments with the support of local knitters who assist and enlighten them with their extensive artisanal skills and knowledge. The Alpaca wool and cotton used are carefully woven using a hand-loom to make only the finest textiles.
ESCUDO brings together Peru’s master craftsmen and women, and it’s famous fibres.
In doing so, each piece of clothing has a storyline that can be traced back to the knitter who hand – wove it, the alpaca that gave up it’s coat, or even centuries back – to when these knitting traditions were born. Within each garment lies a story…and once worn, you become a part of it.
Visit the Website: http://escudo.pe