Maker of ThumbThings handmade finger puppets – A Toy Unlike Any Other…
All of our finger puppets are handmade by a number of artist collectives from the rural areas of the Peruvian high-plains. We source ethically, practice fair trade principles and strive to help these artisans extend their products reach.
As descendants of the Incas, these artisans, mostly women, have been working with textiles for generations. Knitting is a proud tradition for the Quechua people who still use traditional methods today. Most work from home using their passion and skills to create these colourful finger puppets which help supplement their family’s income.
Each piece is as unique as the artist who created it! Some characters are only available in limited quantities and then never made again. Others are created by artisans from subsistence communities who only knit during certain periods of the year and in very small batches. Our network of artisan-producers is comprised of over 800 talented individuals who are encouraged to use their creativity to the fullest! These toys are special. They are not made in a factory. They are handmade with love.
There are generations of craftsmanship, endless stories, traditions, history and hope for a better future woven into each finger puppet.
This really is a toy unlike any other…
Introducing ThumbThings® Handmade Finger Puppets from Peru!
Handmade with with love from the ancient Incas.
RESOURCES: Thumb Things 2015 catalog
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