Santurantikuy: Christmas craft fair in Cusco
The Santurantikuy (Quechua “saints for sale“) is prepared on December 24 with the concentration of hundreds of craftsmen from different regions of the country in what is called the “biggest show of popular and folkloric art of Peru.“
The fair, organized since 2008 by the Municipal Celebration of Cusco -EMUFEC SA, and, moreover, contributes to give work to hundreds of people who are looking forward to this day to give out their work months comprises different business topics such as: decorative ceramics, imagery, works in wood and bark of trees, thumbnails and watermarks, artistic chandlery, embossed, silver, stone work, leatherwork, sculpture, paintings from the Cuzco School, Children Manuelitos (affectionately called and the child Jesus) and jobs dried flowers.
Santurantikuy (Quechua santu saint (a borrowing from Spanish santo), rantikuy to buy something only for oneself, “to buy oneself a saint”) is a craft fair held annually on December 24 in the central square of the city of Cusco in Peru. The National Institute of Culture declared the event a National Cultural Heritage