Promotion of exchange visual arts of popular tradition, Ruraq Maki
The Ruraq Maki brings Traditional Folk Art produced in various rural villages of Peru for generating alternative marketing channels through sell-exhibition spaces. The Ruraq Maki is one of the most important exhibitions promoted by the Ministry of Culture. The Ruraq Maki is a Quechua term that stands for "handmade”. It is developed since 2008.
Challenges identified in the implementation of this measure:
Finding the balance of promoting marketing spaces and preservation of all knowledge and creation and production techniques of all these valuable handicrafts. Find appropriate ways for development without impacting the natural development of the artistic collective identities.
The sale-exhibition of Ruraq Maki Traditional Folk Art has become one of the most important exhibitions promoted by the Directorate of Contemporary Intangible Heritage of the Ministry of Culture of Peru.
Ruraq Maki brings together twice a year to leading master craftsmen from around the country to expose first, the tangible skills and traditional subjects and, secondly, to demonstrate the performance of creativity is parallel according with sociocultural and economic changes.
There have been 9 contests since 2007 (July), having the participation of 270 communities (For communities means: families of artisans, craft associations and craft villages)
Source: Directorate of Contemporary Intangible Heritage - Ministry of Culture