Introducing Rufino Quilla from Lima, Peru.
Rufino is one of the craftsmen who works with our partner CIAP, in Peru. Originally from Huancané - Puno, Rufino has been in Lima for about 11 years. He started playing music by ear with his brother who manufactured instruments. After completing school and military service, at age 21, Rufino became independent and continued the family tradition by starting his own workshop for making musical instruments.
We love your work Rufino!
Shop some of the creations handmade by Rufino and other Peruvian artisans in our online store
We especially love the merry-making maracas which are handcarved from gourds.