Behind every cultural tradition, whether its a piece of designer jewelry or a treasured antiquity, lies an intricate network of artists and artisans who impart their traditions, ancient techniques, and creative spirit into every piece. Kamari Silver, a Washington D.C.-based brand known for stylish and fine jewelry, and Gamaarte, a non-profit organization from Peru that promotes art, share their commitment to keep alive the unique traditions of ancient Peruvian cultures by sponsoring the works of its master artisans in Garrett Park, Maryland this month.
The Kamari collection, inspired by ancient traditions, is designed in the United States and handmade by highly-skilled craftsmen and women in Peru using silver, gold, precious stones, and shells in its workshop in the capital city of Lima. Gabriela Huber, Kamari’s owner, felt it was important to maintain the production in her native Peru in order to preserve these cultural traditions and the skilled artisans who make it all possible. The cultural tradition Huber refers to dates back hundreds of years to the ancient Incan civilization of Peru and the iconic historical sites such as Machu Picchu and the legendary Nazca lines. The sense of magic and mystery that characterizes this unique history and landscape of Peru is visible in the Kamari collection.
“The care and safeguarding of ancient traditions is not just a slogan,” said Huber, “It’s a responsibility we bear for our culture.”
The full exhibition will run from November 14th through December 5th, 2010 at Penn Place in the town of Garret Park, 4600 Waverly Av. Maryland, 20896.
Date: Sunday Nov. 14 to Dec. 5th
Time: opening reception Nov 14th from 3:00PM to 5:00PM
Location: Penn Place in the Town of Garrett Park. 4600 Waverly Av. Maryland, 20896
Ticket/Pricing Information:Admission Free