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.
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.
Concepcion Altamirano and Susan Ticse
Susan’s paternal grandmother Rosa Perez. Rosa was born in Huanza, Huarochiri in1926. She met her first love in 1950 and she got pregnant, unfortunately, she became a single mom raising her daughter, but after years she met a great man, Hildelbrando Ticse who became her husband in1955, they had three children more. 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 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. She 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.
Susan, our founder, always admires all strong females in their families. Her mom Ana Maria encouraged her to make this dream comes true.
Grandmother Concepcion and her daughter Ana Maria