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Unique Colonial Wood Leather Jewelry Box, "Colonial Mystique"

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Crafted by hand, this jewelry box by Julio Sanchez is a superb example of a traditional Peruvian art. He works in mohena wood, a fine hardwood whose grain is similar to mahogany. Richly tooled leather depicts colonial art motifs, and the locking chest features ornate bronze handles on each side. A lift-out tray has three compartments.

  • 2.12 kgs
  • 4.7 lbs
  • 22 cm H x 28 cm W x 19 cm D
  • 8.75" H x 11" W x 7.5" D

  • Mohena wood, cedar wood, MDF, leather, bronze
  • Equipped with a lock and key
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andes
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The patience that leather work demands has helped Julio to maintain his workshop. He is constantly training other artisans and encouraging them to move on by opening their own workshops. He provides steady employment to numerous artisans in his community.

Treasured since colonial times, Peruvian leather work is a difficult and demanding art form. Characterized by high relief, it is a style requiring precision and years of practice. At age 12, under the tutelage of his uncle, a master craftsman, Julio began to study the art by learning to apply the final finish to his uncle's pieces. Seeing his love of the craft and his dedication, his uncle began to teach him leather tooling at age 16. To this day. Julio has never tired of his art. He continues to practice and perfect the art of Peruvian leather work, often training many of the artisans, past and present, employed by his workshop.

Julio's Novica sales account for most of his income. These sales enable him to care for his family and provide the steady income he needs to maintain his workshop and employ other artisans.

Julio is deeply committed to the belief that children should have a better life than their parents. Even though his children are grown, he continues to pay for their university studies.

Julio is able to employ two people full-time. He is also able to give work to other artisans who work from their homes.

Julio Sanchez has received a $2050 microcredit loan with 0% interest.

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06/22/2016

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"CHERISHED gift to myself!!!"

Arrived in perfect condition and is absolutely beautiful. Do not hesitate on this purchase ;)

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12/30/2016

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"Absolutely Beautiful"

This item exceed all expectations that I had. It's a thing of beauty, it bigger than expected (which is a good thing), the craftsmanship is superb, and one of the best anniversary gifts I could have ever purchased. Arrival was timely and it came in perfect condition. My husband loves it and so do I. I will definitely be back on the site looking for this craftsman's work.

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"great gift"

A beautiful Valentines Present for my wife. She loves it

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"Beautiful."

Stunning -the workmanship, materials, and the function of it -a keepsake.

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5 Testimonials for Julio Sanchez

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A small piece of art to hold jewelry, keepsakes, or memorabilia. Beautifully crafted and a delight to use. Thanks.

JOYCE

Honolulu, Hawaii

 
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