a little at a time
In May 2019, Golden Threads added an affiliate non-profit, PocoPoco, also known as, A Little at a Time, by adding their Shipibo products from the jungles of Peru. Ashley Gavronsky specifically works with artists in need of income.
Hilda Rojas Ochavano
My name is Hilda Rojas Ochavano. My Shipibo name is PEXE WESNA. The community I am from is PAOYHAN, where I was born and grew up, where my ancestors lived. They were artisans, farmers, shamans. I learned a lot from my Mom and my dad about SHIPIBO art and my Culture. I left my community looking for a future for my children and I still work with my sons and daughters. My difficulty in life is having to wait for months to sell our art because we do not have a fixed capital.
Alida Rojas Silvano
Alida was born in a native community Paoyhan, in the outskirts of Pucallpa, Peru. She was born into Shipibo culture and descends from generations of Shipibos She has been working with plants her whole life due to her upbringing. It's worth noting that both her grandparents were Shamans. She learned to make textiles from a young age and works on her art daily. Alida is married and has 2 sons and 1 daughter. She's also a proud grandmother of one and is looking forward too many more. Alida and her family struggle with fixed capital and have to work hard every day to find ways of earning money to keep the family in balance. Life can be a real struggle in the jungle for her and her art is a way to help negate the blows of life.
For special requests please contact Ashley Gavronsky directly at AshleyGavronsky@gmail.com.