Market Splendor Cotton Arpillera Wall Hanging

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Market Splendor Cotton Arpillera Wall Hanging

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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 :23.5" L x 23.5" W
  • Weight :0.59
  • Color :Multi
  • 90% cotton, 10% acrylic
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Display rod not included
  • Made In :Peru

Story behind the art :The market stalls are bursting with colorful flowers and sumptuous fruits and vegetables in this hand made arpillera wall hanging by artisan Leonor Quispe of Peru. The artist fills this wall hanging with delectable details and texture, from the petals of the flowers to the traditional clothing of the market sellers to the leafy greens of the produce. A display rod can be inserted into an opening at the top for easy hanging. A cornucopia of color, this arpillera will be a bright and lively focal point for any room.

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
23.5 In. X 0.2 In. X 23.5 In.
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