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Saturday, October 27

Washington Times New York attack hits Indian weavers' trade: "Mrs. Fernandez established S&S Colecciones Artesenales four years ago to coordinate the work of about 80 local women who knit export-quality alpaca, wool and cotton sweaters. The lucrative American market had just begun to open when the Sept. 11 attack occurred." Fortunately, for these Huancavelica women, the handcrafts trade is so dispersed that other operators can easily pick up the slack. The economic downturn, however, may hurt sales this year.



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