About Ninani Fiber Art
Ninani means "I burn" in Quechua, the language of my Incan ancestors. I chose this name to reflect my desire to spend my days engaged in work that I feel passionate about - what makes me burn.
My name is Michèle Muñoz-Miller, and I am the artist behind Ninani Fiber Art. My love of fiber arts began as a little girl sitting by my Abuelita's side in rural Peru, transfixed by her effortless gift of spinning yarn by hand.
Having traveled extensively through Peru over the next two decades, I was surrounded by the most rich and beautiful textiles. The various iconographies and color palettes of each local region - from Chinchero to Moche to Chimu - have been woven into my heart and fill me with such joy.
When I got a little older, I learned to crochet and knit from my mother and other women in my extended family, and honed my craft into adulthood, eventually adding in the crafts of embroidery, macrame, weaving, and hand spinning yarn on both a drop spindle and a spinning wheel.
Led by my passion for fiber and reverie for Peruvian textiles, Ninani Fiber Art is the culmination of a lifelong passion which began many years ago at my Abuelita's side. I am grateful to be able to share it with you.