About Incallajta Bolivian Fair Trade
My name is Florinda Apaza Henderson and I have been living in Britain since 1991. I
was born and raised in the valleys of the Bolivian Andes, and I speak Aymara, Quechua,
Spanish and now English.
Bolivian Homeland Crafts
I began selling Bolivian crafts in York’s Newgate Market in 2003, when my sister lent me money to start the business. My dream and ambition has been to share the beautiful crafts from my homeland with the people of York and visitors to the city, and in November 2009 I opened a shop at 40 Shambles, in the heart of the city.
Incallajta means land of the Incas in Quechua, the language spoken by the Incas. It is a fair-trade shop, which means that the craftsmen get a fair share of the profits. Incallajta has a wide range of craft products ranging from elegant silver necklaces to playful finger puppets, and high quality woolen jumpers for adults and children to a huge selection of leather bags. Each product is made with care and detail and every person who buys something from Incallajta takes a small part of Bolivia home with them. I take great pleasure in sharing a little of my culture with the many wonderful people I meet in York, and I thank them for their support.
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