Altamira story

Weaving has been a tradition in Susan‘s family for generations and her two grandmothers relied on their weaving skills as a way to financially support their children.

Altamira is an inspiring story of strong female empowered women. Altamira in english means "Looking high". 

Susan, our founder, always admires all strong females in their families. Her grandmothers Concepcion , Rosa and her mother Ana Maria encouraged her to make this dream comes true. 

 

 

Concepcion Altamirano

 

Concepcion Altamirano and Susan Ticse

Susan’s maternal grandmother Conception Altamirano has nine children. She started weaving sweaters to help support her children alongside her husband.  Concepcion and her husband migrated from rural areas Apurimac to the urban area Lima.

Rosa Perez

Susan’s paternal grandmother Rosa Perez. Rosa was born in Huanza, Huarochiri in 1926. At 24 years old, she became a single mom raising her daughter, but after years she got married and had three four children.
They and their four children migrated from the rural small town Huanza to the big city Lima. They migrated looking for new opportunities for them and their four children.
In 1975, Hildebrando Ticse passed away after a car accident, leaving Rosa and her children alone. Her life wasn't easy but she was determined to raise her children and give education, she didn't give up.
Rosa always loves flowers, so she settled up a flower business, which was great but didn't give enough income. She was passionate about weaving because her mother and grandmothers used to knit their clothes, so started knitting scarves and sold them in the street markets. The four kids became professionals, but she always weaves for their grandchildren, especially Susan, our founder who was passionate about clothes and love her designs.
Rosa passed away after losing the battle with cancer in 2007, but her designs always gonna be in Susan's hearts and now in Altamira's women accessories collection.


Grandmother Rosa 
Susan, our founder, always admires all strong females in their families. Her mom Ana Maria encouraged her to make this dream comes true. 

Ana Maria Altamirano

Ana Maria Altamirano is Susan's mother. She is the oldest daughter of Concepcion Altamirano of 9 children. Also, she is the mother of four daughters: Susan the oldest and three little girl: Sofia, Solange and Shantal.
Additional Pictures of Susan's relatives:
Grandmother Concepcion and her daughter Ana Maria