After winning a prize, Sr. Inga was awarded a scholarship… "They offered me the chance to teach the art of filigree in Israel. But I love Peru too much to leave."Alfredo Inga was born on July 18, 1960, in Catacaos in northern Peru, considered the "City of Filigree." At the age of eleven, he began to learn the art with friends who taught him little by little.
"I enjoyed it because a jeweler's work is a delicate art, and I was able to create beautiful pieces for women," the artist recalls. "My inspiration comes from nature, especially from flowers. First I design a piece, then I carefully craft it."
After winning a prize for his jewelry, Sr. Inga was awarded a scholarship to study with a professor from Israel.
"I really enjoyed the course because I learned new and different techniques. I was one of the best students, and they offered me the chance to teach the art of filigree in Israel. But I love Peru too much to leave. I decided to stay here, near my family, and carry on the craft."
11 items by Alfredo Inga
Glistening Moons24k Gold Plated Sterling Silver Filigree Half-Hoop Earrings
Length: 1.4" x 0.3" W
Filigree FoliageAndean Silver Handcrafted Silver Filigree Pendant Necklace
Size: 16 to 18 inches
Andean MarineraPeruvian Sterling Silver Filigree Earrings
Length: 1.4" x 0.4" W
Filigree EnchantmentWomen's Modern Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Length: 2" x 0.4" W
ConstellationsHand Made Amethyst and Fine Silver Filigree Earrings
Length: 2.4" x 0.4" W
Path of FlowersArtisan Crafted Fine Silver Filigree Earrings
Length: 3.2" x 1.2" W
Filigree IllusionFair Trade Sterling Silver Filigree Cuff Bracelet
Size: 6.5" L (end to end) x 0.5" W
Wings in Flight950 Silver Filigree Hoop Earrings from Peru
Length: 1.2" x 0.8" W x 0" D
Royal FiligreeSterling Silver Filigree Ring from Peru
US Ring Size: 5
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