Mountain Spirit Institute is engaging in "Fair Trade" practices under guidance from the Fair Trade Federation. All prices are in NZ$

Fair Trade is a system of trade based on direct relationships and partnerships between buyers in the global north and producing communities in developing countries. Fair Trade helps ensure that farmers and artisans throughout the developing world receive a fair price for their products, that communities are healthy, and the environment is preserved.

You play an important role in promoting Fair Trade. By shifting your spending to support Fair Trade, and by demanding that businesses make Fair Trade products available, you can reshape the global economy to one that works for people and the planet.

Mountain Spirit Institute currently developing our Fair Trade program by making items available from our friends in South America. Such items include:

  • Musical Instruments: Zamponas, Flutes & Charangos made by Guillermo Seminaro and friends from Cusco, Peru
  • Musical CD's from the Band Chimu's, Cusco, Peru
  • Original Blanket "Mantas," incredible works of wool made by indigenous village women of the Sacred Valley region and Village of Willoc, Cusco, Peru
  • Computer Bags/Book Satchels, Chalk Bags: made by Yuri Yamirez and his company Yuraq Janka, from the Cordillera Blanca
  • Kiwicha & Maca super-grains: exported from Huaraz Peru by David and Graciela Sanchez
  • All proceeds after expenses go to the makers of these items.

TO ORDER: CONTACT

 

Chimu Inka - New Music From the Andes

  • Their latest album recorded especially for Chimu Inka's popular 2008 USA Tour.
  • Featuring Guillermo Seminario, Wachi Taype and Mario Montalvo
  • Recorded and mastered in Peru
  • Produced by Guillermo Seminario
  • Original and traditional folklore songs
  • PRICE: 35.00 Includes Shipping
  • All proceeds after expenses go to Chimu Inka,
  • In stock at MSI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chimu's CD : Q'ori Pankarita

  • Music of the Ancient times of the Andes
  • Chimu's first CD
  • Traditional Music that touches one's soul and lifts the spirit
  • Mostly insturmental with a few vocal tracks
  • Recorded and mastered in Peru
  • Produced by Guillermo Seminario
  • PRICE: 35.00 Includes Shipping
  • All proceeds after expenses go to Chimu Inka,
  • In stock at MSI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chimu's CD: Pan Flute

  • Magic Melodies
  • Tunes such as Hey Jude, Yesterday, Imagine and Hotel California set to Zampona
  • Recorded and mastered in Peru
  • Produced by Guillermo Seminario
  • All proceeds after expenses go to Chimu Inka,
  • PRICE: 35.00

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Chimu's Music DVD:

  • Execellent footage of Chimu's in action in the streets and restaurants of Cusco, Peru.
  • 25 min.
  • Includes short intro interviews with subtitles
  • Discography
  • Cusco Scenes
  • Band members
  • Produced by Randy Richards, E.D.
  • If you are a music venue interested in seeing this DVD, please contact the MSI office.
  • PRICE: 25.00, Including Shipping
  • In stock at MSI

 

Single Curved Custom Handmade Zampona :

  • Professional grade
  • 440 concert pitch
  • All reeds hand picked
  • Hand made by Guillermo Seminario in Cusco, Peru
  • Recepticles for wire Zampona holder allows one to play Guitar and Zampona at the same time
  • Also available with top ends with a bevel cut for half steps on one tube, allowing chromatic scale playing by regulating air flow across the top. One reed, two tones. Small additional charge for bevel cut.
  • Specifiy right or left for treble
  • Special Order
  • All proceeds after expenses go to Chimu Inka
  • Usually in key of E, but please call.
  • PRICE: 125.00

 

 

Double row Curved Custom Handmade Zampona:

  • Professional Grade
  • 440 concert pitch
  • All reeds hand picked
  • Hand made by Guillermo Seminario in Cusco, Peru
  • Recepticles for wire Zampona holder allows one to play Guitar and Zampona at the same time
  • Top Quality worksmanship
  • Specifiy right or left for treble
  • Special Order
  • All proceeds after expenses go to Chimu Inka,
  • PRICE: 220.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Beginner's Handmade Zampona:

  • Top Quality Grade
  • 440 concert pitch
  • All reeds hand picked
  • Hand made by Guillermo Seminario in Cusco, Peru
  • These were brought to the USA by Guillermo on Chimu Inka's last tour.
  • Top Quality worksmanship
  • Specifiy right or left for treble
  • Includes Instruction book
  • PRICE: 75.00 Includes shipping
  • All proceeds after expenses go to Chimu Inka,
  • In stock at MSI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quena Flute Handmade:

  • Professional Grade
  • 440 Concert pitch
  • Top Quality
  • These were brought to the USA by Guillermo on Chimu Inka's last tour.
  • Beautiful workmanship and woods
  • All proceeds after expenses go to Chimu Inka,
  • Bone mouthpiece
  • Instruction Book
  • Neck strap
  • Made by Guillermo Seminario in Cusco, Peru
  • PRICE: 110.00 includes shipping
  • In stock at MSI

 

 

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Handmade Charango :

  • Professional Grade
  • Nylon string
  • 10-string standard model
  • Top quality workmanship
  • Made in Cusco, Peru by Guillermo Seminario and friends.
  • Includes Book
  • PRICE: 250.00
  • With Case: add 85.00
  • Electronics: add 135.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ponchos:

  • Handmade Ponchos from the Cusco area of Peru.
  • All weaves are traditional
  • Please specify poncho style per the photo on right.
  • PRICE: Please call us
  • Special order

 

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Handmade "Manta":

  • Manta, or throw
  • Hand made from Willoc Peru in the Sacred Valley near Cusco and Machu Picchu.
  • Done on backstrap looms, two panels then stiched together.
  • Traditional Weave
  • Wall hanging or throw
  • All proceeds after expenses goes to weavers in Willoc, Peru
  • PRICE: 540.00

 

 

Museum Quality Handmade "Manta":

  • Extremely fine quality weave
  • Manta, suitable for fine hanging and/or framing
  • Hand made from Willoc Peru in the Sacred Valley near Cusco and Machu Picchu.
  • Done on backstrap looms, two or three panels then stitched together.
  • Traditional Weave
  • A true work of art
  • All proceeds after expenses goes to weavers in Willoc, Peru
  • PRICE: 1100.00

 

 

Unidentified Jungle Pet:

  • Not for sale
  • Last seen as a 2 month-old, near Chocaquirao Ruins, on the trail north to Tambo Pampa, at the caretaker's residence.
  • Snout like a pig, tail like a racoon, teeth like razors, personality like a monkey.
  • This orphan was found in the field eating the caretaker's corn, so they rescued him and their corn by feeding and caring for him in their home.

 

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Mountain Spirit Institute Cusco Music Exchange Sticker:

  • These stickers are all over Cusco
  • Be the first in your neighborhood
  • 4.75 x 2.75
  • Blue on white
  • non-vinyl sticker
  • Paper based
  • Made in Peru
  • limited supply
  • PRICE: 1.00 incl. shipping

 

- All proceeds after expenses, go to the people who have produced these works.
- Sales from MSI products go to support MSI programs.
- All International orders are drop shipped directly from Peru.
- Products pictured above are representations.
- Your order will represent the closest approximation of the item pictured.
- Quality will be comparable or exceed that of that of items depicted.
- Prices do not include shipping unless otherwise noted.
- Please contact us for shipping and rate info.

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