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Kuskaya Handbags

Handloom Woven in Peru. 

A Note From Claudia, Qinti Owner

Brightly colored and meticulously handwoven, our Kuskaya bags are truly "one-of-a-kind". By "one-of-a-kind", I mean that each handbag pattern is unique and will not be repeated. In an era of mass-produced goods with unknown origins, Kuskaya is truly a one-of-a-kind brand with a truly inspiring mission: to preserve Peru's tradition of master weavers while empowering women in remote communities. 

Kuskaya means "working together" in Quechua, which is the founding concept of the brand. In the Andes, the principle of working together of the community is a moral code. In Qinti's role of being Kuskaya's distributor in the United States, I truly feel proud to be a part of Kuskaya's extended family. For the first time online, I am even more happy to extend that opportunity to you. 

The Fabric of Kuskaya

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Meet Ali

Ali’s fascination with Peruvian traditional textiles began as a child. As a Peruvian designer and businesswoman, Ali combined her love for textiles with her business background to create an innovative brand, one which not only helps preserve Cajamarca's rich tradition of textile artistry, but also economically empowers the local community of women who make up Kuskaya today. 

Creating a Community through a Co-Op


Kuskaya’s cooperative goal is to preserve the region’s distinct weaving technique while providing the women of the village the opportunity to financially benefit from their masterful weaving skills.

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The women weavers of the Kuskaya co-op. Wearing dresses typical to the region.

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Doña Teonila and her daughter Karina. 

Mother-Daughter Tradition

 The handmade textiles are an essential part of the economy as well a women's cultural identity. Techniques developed over millenia, passed down for generations.

Each region has its own distinct techniques which are at risk of being forgotten. At the same time, the women in this region do not benefit from their mastery and skill. 

Supporting Cultural Heritage

Karina is a master weaver, and the daughter of Doña Teonila (above). While the loom is simple, great complexity in design is achieved through extreme control exercised. 

Change and Continuity

Through generations, textile traditions have evolved to include different fibers, dyes, and motifs. Kuskaya incorporates traditional textiles in bright colors to contemporary handbags for an international audience to enjoy. 

CONTEMPORARY DESIGN

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  • In the spirit of artistry, each handbag is completely unique. No two designs are the same. 
  • It's about the experience of looking at the details and designs inspired by colors and landscapes of Peru.
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Shop Handbags

A-Chica Handbag - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
A-Chica Handbag - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
A-Chica Handbag - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
A-Chica Handbag - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
A-Chica Handbag

A-Chica Handbag

$265.00
Onda Shoulder Handbag 08 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Onda Shoulder Handbag 08 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Onda Shoulder Handbag 08 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Onda Shoulder Handbag 08 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Onda Shoulder Handbag 08 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop

Onda Shoulder Handbag 08

$175.00
O-Handle Handbag 01 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
O-Handle Handbag 01 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
O-Handle Handbag 01 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
O-Handle Handbag 01 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
O-Handle Handbag 01 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop

O-Handle Handbag 01

$285.00
A-Chica Handbag 02 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
A-Chica Handbag 02 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
A-Chica Handbag 02 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
A-Chica Handbag 02 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
A-Chica Handbag 02 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop

A-Chica Handbag 02

$265.00
Onda Shoulder Handbag - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Onda Shoulder Handbag - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Onda Shoulder Handbag - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Onda Shoulder Handbag - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Onda Shoulder Handbag - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop

Onda Shoulder Handbag

$175.00
Large Classic Clutch Bag - Orchids - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Large Classic Clutch Bag - Orchids - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Large Classic Clutch Bag - Orchids - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Large Classic Clutch Bag - Orchids - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Large Classic Clutch Bag - Orchids - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop

Large Classic Clutch Bag - Orchids

$120.00
O-Handle Handbag 05 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
O-Handle Handbag 05 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
O-Handle Handbag 05 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
O-Handle Handbag 05 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
O-Handle Handbag 05 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
O-Handle Handbag 05 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop

O-Handle Handbag 05

$285.00
Amanda Grande Shoulder Bag 04 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Amanda Grande Shoulder Bag 04 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Amanda Grande Shoulder Bag 04 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Amanda Grande Shoulder Bag 04 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Amanda Grande Shoulder Bag 04 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop

Amanda Grande Shoulder Bag 04

$295.00
Onda Shoulder Handbag 15 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Onda Shoulder Handbag 15 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Onda Shoulder Handbag 15 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Onda Shoulder Handbag 15 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Onda Shoulder Handbag 15 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop

Onda Shoulder Handbag 15

$175.00
Onda Shoulder Handbag 11 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Onda Shoulder Handbag 11 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Onda Shoulder Handbag 11 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Onda Shoulder Handbag 11 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Onda Shoulder Handbag 11 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop

Onda Shoulder Handbag 11

$175.00
Onda Shoulder Handbag 10 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Onda Shoulder Handbag 10 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Onda Shoulder Handbag 10 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Onda Shoulder Handbag 10 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop

Onda Shoulder Handbag 10

$175.00
Onda Shoulder Handbag 05 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Onda Shoulder Handbag 05 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Onda Shoulder Handbag 05 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Onda Shoulder Handbag 05 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Onda Shoulder Handbag 05 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop

Onda Shoulder Handbag 05

$175.00
Onda Shoulder Handbag 03 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Onda Shoulder Handbag 03 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Onda Shoulder Handbag 03 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop

Onda Shoulder Handbag 03

$175.00
Onda Shoulder Handbag 02 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Onda Shoulder Handbag 02 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Onda Shoulder Handbag 02 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Onda Shoulder Handbag 02 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Onda Shoulder Handbag 02 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop

Onda Shoulder Handbag 02

$175.00
O-Handle Handbag 04 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
O-Handle Handbag 04 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
O-Handle Handbag 04 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
O-Handle Handbag 04 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
O-Handle Handbag 04 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop

O-Handle Handbag 04

$285.00
O-Handle Handbag 03 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
O-Handle Handbag 03 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
O-Handle Handbag 03 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
O-Handle Handbag 03 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop

O-Handle Handbag 03

$285.00
O-Handle Handbag 02 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
O-Handle Handbag 02 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
O-Handle Handbag 02 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
O-Handle Handbag 02 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
O-Handle Handbag 02 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop

O-Handle Handbag 02

$285.00
A-Chica Handbag 02 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
A-Chica Handbag 02 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
A-Chica Handbag 02 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
A-Chica Handbag 02 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
A-Chica Handbag 02 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop

A-Chica Handbag 02

$265.00
Small Clutch Bag - Purple Stripes - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Small Clutch Bag - Purple Stripes - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Small Clutch Bag - Purple Stripes - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Small Clutch Bag - Purple Stripes - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Small Clutch Bag - Purple Stripes - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop

Small Clutch Bag - Purple Stripes

$82.00
Small Clutch Bag - Flower Collection - Purple Horizon - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Small Clutch Bag - Flower Collection - Purple Horizon - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Small Clutch Bag - Flower Collection - Purple Horizon - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Small Clutch Bag - Flower Collection - Purple Horizon - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Small Clutch Bag - Flower Collection - Purple Horizon - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop

Small Clutch Bag - Flower Collection - Purple Horizon

$82.00
Large Clutch Bag - Greens - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Large Clutch Bag - Greens - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Large Clutch Bag - Greens - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Large Clutch Bag - Greens - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Large Clutch Bag - Greens - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop

Large Clutch Bag - Greens

$120.00
Large Clutch Bag - Purple stripes - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Large Clutch Bag - Purple stripes - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Large Clutch Bag - Purple stripes - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Large Clutch Bag - Purple stripes - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Large Clutch Bag - Purple stripes - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop

Large Clutch Bag - Purple stripes

$120.00
Large Clutch Bag -  Exotic Leather Rose/olive/brown - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Large Clutch Bag -  Exotic Leather Rose/olive/brown - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Large Clutch Bag -  Exotic Leather Rose/olive/brown - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Large Clutch Bag -  Exotic Leather Rose/olive/brown - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop

Large Clutch Bag - Exotic Leather Rose/olive/brown

$120.00
Large Classic Clutch Bag - Orchid 2 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Large Classic Clutch Bag - Orchid 2 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Large Classic Clutch Bag - Orchid 2 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Large Classic Clutch Bag - Orchid 2 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop

Large Classic Clutch Bag - Orchid 2

$120.00
O-Handle Handbag - Leafy Greens - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
O-Handle Handbag - Leafy Greens - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
O-Handle Handbag - Leafy Greens - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
O-Handle Handbag - Leafy Greens - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
O-Handle Handbag - Leafy Greens - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop

O-Handle Handbag - Leafy Greens

$285.00
Onda Shoulder Handbag - Leafy Greens - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Onda Shoulder Handbag - Leafy Greens - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Onda Shoulder Handbag - Leafy Greens - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Onda Shoulder Handbag - Leafy Greens - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Onda Shoulder Handbag - Leafy Greens - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop

Onda Shoulder Handbag - Leafy Greens

$175.00
Curva Crossbody Handbag - Paradise - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Curva Crossbody Handbag - Paradise - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Curva Crossbody Handbag - Paradise - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Curva Crossbody Handbag - Paradise - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop

Curva Crossbody Handbag - Paradise

$125.00
Large Classic Clutch Bag - Contemporary Neutrals - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Large Classic Clutch Bag - Contemporary Neutrals - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Large Classic Clutch Bag - Contemporary Neutrals - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Large Classic Clutch Bag - Contemporary Neutrals - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Large Classic Clutch Bag - Contemporary Neutrals - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop

Large Classic Clutch Bag - Contemporary Neutrals

$120.00
Large Classic Clutch Bag - Sunset Collection 3 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Large Classic Clutch Bag - Sunset Collection 3 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Large Classic Clutch Bag - Sunset Collection 3 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Large Classic Clutch Bag - Sunset Collection 3 - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop

Large Classic Clutch Bag - Sunset Collection 3

$120.00
Curva Crossbody Handbag - Minty Greens - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Curva Crossbody Handbag - Minty Greens - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Curva Crossbody Handbag - Minty Greens - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop
Curva Crossbody Handbag - Minty Greens - Qinti - The Peruvian Shop

Curva Crossbody Handbag - Minty Greens

$125.00

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