Handmade Mohena Wood and Leather 'Royal Colonial' Rocking Chair (Peru)

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Handmade Mohena Wood and Leather 'Royal Colonial' Rocking Chair (Peru)

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This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.  Gleaming bronze buttons and richly tooled leather confer a regal air on this mohena wood rocking chair. Comfortable and distinguished, the elegant rocking chair is expertly handmade by the Rios Family.

Product Features:

  • Weight: 33.3 lbs
  • Dimension: 47" H x 23.5" W x 35" D
  • Color: Brown
  • Materials: Mohena wood and leather
  • Some assembly required
  • Finish: Polish
  • Made in Peru

Story Behind the Art:

For us, embossing leather is a family tradition. My father inherited it from his father, and handed it down to us. Jose Antonio Rios and his family have been dedicated to the traditional art of tooling and embossing leather furniture for several generations. This activity was embraced by Jose Antonio's grandparents, with the same devotion and caring dedication, using the same technique to produce handmade items bearing their own unique touch. José Antonio Ríos says:

For us, embossing leather is a family tradition. My father inherited it from his father, and handed it down to us. When he was very young, my father learned to work with leather, making saddles primarily for fine Peruvian paso horses. Later he established a small workshop, where he achieved such a perfection that soon his products, totally handmade, gained great acceptance and prestige.

Today, my family and I are proudly preserving the family tradition, incorporating contemporary techniques and designs, ready to face new challenges. Our work has been exhibited in a number of national and international fairs and events. We have been awarded with significant prizes and recognitions, mainly in Brazil and Argentina.

Our creations are totally handmade. After sketching the figures, the piece is embossed with chisel and hammer. We use several types of chisels depending on the intricacy of the motifs. Then, the embossed leather is placed on the furniture piece, simultaneously prepared. We finish our pieces with a mixture of walnut stain and ink, carefully matching the wood color. Furniture pieces are made from cedar and mahogany wood, carefully selected and treated. We are certain that, having been made with so much love and quality, our work will be a proud ambassador of the Peruvian culture and traditions to the world. In the photo, José Ríos, the son.

Please allow 10 business days for the product to leave our warehouse and to receive tracking information. You should expect to receive this item within 15 business days.

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Country of Origin: Peru
Item #: 16832289


Country, Traditional, Transitional
Leather, Wood
Chair Type
Rocking Chairs
Assembly Required
Chair Back Height
High Back
Product Features
Upholstery Material
35.0 In. X 23.5 In. X 47.0 In.
Model Number
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