Peruvian Figure Purse Elements to Knit

Peruvian Purse Elements to Knit

Peruvian Figure Purse Elements to Knit
by Ann Budd

Women in Peru and Bolivia have made and used knitted figure purses called monederos (coin purses) for centuries. The two shown here were purchased in a market in Cuzco, Peru. (For more on figure purses, see “Andean Knitted Figure Purses: Monederos for Your Money” by Cynthia LeCount Samaké in the January/February 2009 issue of PieceWork.)