Set of 2 Handmade Alpaca 'Wari Colors' Cushion Covers (Peru)

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ITEM# 14955649
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    ITEM#: 14955649

    This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic. Bright colors celebrate the art of the Wari culture that reigned over Coastal Peru circa 500 – 750 AD. The Maldonado Family replicates the distinct geometric patterns for this pair of cushion covers. They are woven of acrylic and alpaca yarns and feature a slit for inserting cushions.
     

    Product Features:
     

    • Weight: 0.37 kgs
    • Dimension Each (2): 40 cm W x 40 cm H
    • Set includes: Two cushion covers
    • Pattern: Geometric
    • Reverse pattern: Stripes
    • Colors: Brown, gold, white, red
    • Cover closure: Slit
    • Pillow shape: Square
    • Cover: 50-percent alpaca/50-percent acrylic
    • Care instructions: Dry clean only
    • Cushion(s) not included
    • Made in Peru 

    Story Behind the Art:
     Faustino Maldonado was born in Hualhuas. Because his parents and grandparents were artisans, he learned at an eary age to weave on rustic looms, to prepare the warp using the pushca, and spin on the rueca. Since he first started weaving, Maldonado has mastered the art and has immensely improved the quality of his textiles. Maldonado's work is a representation of the art that has been passed down from generation to generation within his family. The family motto has been, "I will never let go of either my grandfather or grandson's hands, for what I have learned from the elders, I will teach to the young." Based on this family philosophy, Maldonado and his relatives have been making large bedspreads in high relief without any stitching. They also proudly craft sheep wool and alpaca tapestries, purses, backpacks, cushions, and vests. The Maldonado family's works have become increasingly popular. 

    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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    Style Classic
    Material Alpaca Wool
    Pattern Geometric
    Care Instruction Dry Clean, Hand Wash
    Season or Holiday All Seasons
    Pillow Shape Square
    Closure Type Zipper Closure
    Color Multi
    Pillow Type Pillow Covers
    Product Features Handmade
    Dimensions 0.3 In. X 15.75 In. X 15.75 In.
    Model Number 143867
    Country of Origin Peru

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