Though few people have the opportunity to travel to the South American country of Peru in their lifetime, the beauty of that country will be shared locally through the Threads of Hope show at Christ Church, Episcopal in Tyler.
The church’s Terra Sancta Guild Gift Shop will present an exclusive viewing featuring vibrantly colored textiles handmade by women in Peru.
Between 600 and 700 items will be for sale. Items will include Christmas stockings and ornaments, handbags, belts, table runners, eyeglass cases, pillow covers, Bible covers, small and large wall hangings, small coin-type purses and headbands.
Some of these items such as the stockings and wall hangings feature 3-D narrative textiles with bright colors and Biblical or Peruvian scenes.
The items are from Threads of Hope, a Dallas-based nonprofit economic development project that supports disadvantaged artisans in Peru.
All proceeds go back to the artisans or their communities for the purpose of providing education, health care, housing and small business or community development, according to the project’s website.
“This is something that whether you buy anything or not, it’s just looking at all of this tremendous art that these women have done,” said Terra Sancta Guild Gift Shop co-manager Kathy Stites.
Prices for the items will range from about $15 to $400. Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend.
The sale is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 13 and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 16 at Christ Church, Episcopal, 118 S. Bois d’Arc Ave., in Tyler.
If you go
Who: Christ Church, Episcopal
What: Threads of Hope Show
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 13; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 16
Where: 118 S. Bois d’Arc Ave., Tyler
Why: To view and purchase art made by women in Peru
Cost: Admission is free. Cost of items ranges from $15 to $400.