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Bolivia is one of South America's few landlocked countries and boasts breathtaking views of the Andes Mountains. The majority of Bolivians live in the central mountain plateau. With roots in both ancient civilizations and conquering nations, Bolivia is ripe with diversity and renowned for its music.
An economic crisis in the 1980s caused the government to cut many of its social programs. Some rural families were forced to resort to planting coca, the plant used to make cocaine. Creating crafts and instruments provides essential alternative income to artisans in Bolivia.
The Association of Bolivian Artisans, or ASARBOLSEM, is an association of member groups based on the traditional cooperative model. Members...Their Story and Handcrafted Products
Crisil Srl. is a family-owned business based in Cochabamba. Most of the artisans live in an adjacent neighborhood, which has only been in...Their Story and Handcrafted Products
Asociacion de Artesanos Q'antati
The Q’antati Association of Artisans is the united effort of Bolivian artisans near Lake Titicaca and in the mountain outskirts of ...Their Story and Handcrafted Products