Llama Walk Cotton Arpillera Decorative Mitts (Pair)

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Llama Walk Cotton Arpillera Decorative Mitts (Pair)

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I'm Leonor Quispe Urbano and I was born in Lucanas, in Ayacucho where I grew up. But terrorism was terrible in those parts of the Andes, so we moved to Lima. When I was a girl, I loved to make doll clothes. I'd spin wool from our sheep to make tiny dresses and many other things. When I discovered the art of arpillería (patchwork), I realized this was what I'd always wanted to do. For as long as I can remember, I've liked to craft things. Besides, necessity forced me to be creative. I realized that I could express my creativity with every scrap of fabric and bring my memories of Ayacucho to life. My work is quite painstaking, but filled with love and the traditions, culture and history of the Peruvian Andes. Once I knitted some sweaters and, even though I worked hard and delivered them on time, I was never paid for them. To this day, I haven't received a cent for them, but that experience sowed yet another seed of love for textile arts in my heart. Despite the sacrifices, I continue to create whatever comes to mind. I enjoy my work because it's a lovely way to make a living. I give thanks to God for giving me this life, for health, and for blessing my hands with this talent. My greatest challenge is to have enough work to send my children to school so that they'll have the ability to defend themselves in life. Thank you, Novica, for appreciating our art and exhibiting it to the world. This motivates me to continue working, and to improve every detail of each design. Leonor Quispe's textile work has been exhibited in a number of Peruvian venues, including the U.S. Embassy.

Product Features
  • Dimension :11.5" L x 7.75" W
  • Weight :0.24
  • Color :Multi
  • 90% cotton, 10% acrylic
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • For decorative use only
  • Made In :Peru

Story behind the art :Artisan Leonor Quispe of Peru hand makes these decorative mitts in the arpillera style. The backdrop is a section of an Andean blanket on which she appliqués a Peruvian landscape of llamas strolling through a field of cactus by a small pond with ducks. The sun peeks out from the mountains in the background. The back of the mitts is solid white. A loop of yarn topped with a pom pom is attached to the top corner of each mitt for easy hanging. These decorative mitts would make a colorful addition to any kitchen.

Please note: These mitts are for decorative purposes only; they are not heat-proof and are not appropriate for use as hot mitts.

The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.

Country of Origin: Peru


Item #
Modern & Contemporary
Care Instruction
Hand Wash
Season or Holiday
All Seasons
Product Features
11.5 In. X 0.2 In. X 7.75 In.
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