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Artisan Crafted Wood and Leather Square Stool from Peru, "Birds Among the Vines"

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Now in his 80s, Peruvian master artisan Wilfredo Rios has no plan to retire. “My... more

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Now in his 80s, Peruvian master artisan Wilfredo Rios has no plan to retire. “My art is my life,” he says, and we’re proud to offer this example of his remarkable leatherwork. Made of mohena wood and richly hand-tooled leather with a grape and bird motif and brass nailheads, its design is inspired by intricate saddlework of the colonial era.

  • 3.99 kgs
  • 8.8 lbs
  • 40 cm H x 42 cm W x 38 cm D
  • 15.75" H x 16.5" W x 15" D

  • Mohena wood, leather, bronze
  • Some assembly required
  • Features a rustic, rugged finish
  • Wood grain and color can vary slightly
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andesicon info
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22

Verified Reviewer

11/05/2019

"This is a conversation piece in my living room."

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The workman ship on this item is beautiful. However, I am having difficulty getting all the holes to line up to assemble it. I am afraid of breaking it, so I will take it to a cabinet maker to help me. This is disappointing, but I am sure he will figure out how to get it together without damage.

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Birds Among the Vines, Artisan Crafted Wood and Leather Square Stool from Peru

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05/16/2020

"Absolutely beautiful"

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Beautiful craftsmanship. A piece of art.

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Birds Among the Vines, Artisan Crafted Wood and Leather Square Stool from Peru

Verified Reviewer

12/06/2019

"Well done"

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Beautifully crafted

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Birds Among the Vines, Artisan Crafted Wood and Leather Square Stool from Peru

Verified Reviewer

02/11/2020

"Phenomenal craftsmanship and detail"

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Mr Rios is an artist and a skilled wood carver. Exceptional quality and excellent service from NOVICA.

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Colonial Octagon, Artisan Crafted Peruvian Wood Leather Chess Set

Me

From USA

Verified Reviewer

01/11/2020

"We love playing chess with the board"

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I gave this a Christmas gift now we play everyday

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Colonial Octagon, Artisan Crafted Peruvian Wood Leather Chess Set

MCW

From San Francisco Bay Area

Verified Reviewer

11/19/2019

"Heirloom quality jewelry chest"

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So aesthetically satisfying to look at on my counter. I enjoyed organizing my jewelry after lining the drawers with black felt paper. The chest is a redwood color with exquisite leather scrolling (no mirror inside, which I like because I would not use it) with one large storage drawer on top, and nine drawers that open, but do not come all the way out, so you can not drop the drawers. I love looking at and using it. I splurged to buy it for myself and am so glad I did.

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Exquisire leather scroll Exquisite leather scrollwork

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Now in his eighties, Wilfredo continues to work, handcrafting each piece of his furniture with traditional techniques. He says simply, "My art is my life." In his early teens, Wilfredo learned the art of leatherwork in a workshop where most of the employees were profoundly deaf. Through the years, he worked his family out of extreme poverty and eventually opened his own workshop. He has taught many artisans but is most proud of passing this traditional Peruvian art to his brother Abel and his son Jose. Both Abel and Jose are also Novica artisans.

Wilfredo's Novica sales are his only source of income. He is in his eighties, lives alone and struggles to provide for himself. He still thinks of growing his workshop and is thankful for the dignity and income that come from working with Novica.

Wilfredo Rios has received 4 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $600 and the most recent for $2050. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of raw materials for his crafts business.

This artist is an elder master and continues to actively practice their craft.

 
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