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Artisan Crafted Wood and Leather Table with Bird Motif, "Colonial Inspiration"

Intricately carved by hand from mohena wood, this round table is presented by... more

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Intricately carved by hand from mohena wood, this round table is presented by Wilfredo Rios of Peru. The top of the table features a stunning bird and floral design crafted from hand-tooled leather, while the sides of the table feature a spiral motif. The dark tone of mohena wood makes this table a unique and impressive home accent.

  • 8.56 kgs
  • 18.9 lbs
  • 45 cm H x 79.5 cm Diam.
  • 17.75" H x 31.5" Diam.

  • Mohena wood, leather
  • 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
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andes
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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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Jennifer C

We just received our beautiful stool yesterday. We like it so much we ordered the five table set immediately. Mr. Rios is a fine crakftsmen, and we look forward to having more of his work.
 
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