Gerarda is 52 years old and she was born in Huaraz, a beautiful city in the Peruvian Antes. During the last years Gerarda has been dedicated to create ornaments, necklaces, bracelets and many other accessories made with Tagua, stones and Peruvian seeds.
For many years, she worked for other artisans and at the same time studied Engineering. But after a time she had to make the decision, whether to continue with the art or look for a job related to her studies. In 2000, Gerarda made the decision and chosen the art. That same year she found her own place and named it “Rumi Sumac” (a Quechua word meaning beautiful house). Since then she has being dedicated full time to the art.
More than 15 years later, she sees all her efforts were worthy. Now that her two children are already in the university and spend part of the time working with her at her place.