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Shipibo Folk Art

Delicate earthenware pottery and balsa wood carvings made by the Shipibo tribe  in the Peruvian Amazon.

By | September 9th, 2016|Crafts|0 Comments

Rugs and Throws

These hand woven, 100% wool rugs are from the Cuzco/Titicaca area in the Peruvian highlands.They can be used as colorful blankets, wall hangings [...]

By | September 7th, 2016|Crafts|0 Comments

Ayacucho Pottery

This terra-cotta pottery is from the province of Ayacucho in southern Peru. Most of it has religious or superstitious origin. The figurative pieces [...]

By | September 7th, 2016|Crafts|0 Comments

Hand Carved Olive Wood

Salad bowls, chopping boards, etc. made from olive wood which was brought to Peru by the Spaniards in the 17th century. Olive wood [...]

By | September 7th, 2016|Crafts|0 Comments

Kitchenware

Cooking in eartheware pots is the simple and natural way to prepare food. Modern technology cannot imitate the flavor and aroma these pots [...]

By | September 7th, 2016|Crafts|0 Comments

Reverse Painting on Glass

Reverse painting on glass is a technique brought to Peru from Europe in colonial times. It consists of painting the back of a [...]

By | September 7th, 2016|Crafts|0 Comments

Chullucanas Pottery

Chullucanas is a town in northern Peru not far from the Pacific coast. The people who live there are descendants of the Vicus, [...]

By | September 7th, 2016|Crafts|0 Comments

Chess Set

Hand crafted clay or wood chess pieces on wooden board which serves as carrying box. Pieces depict the Spaniards vs the Incas. Large [...]

By | September 6th, 2016|Crafts|0 Comments

Retablos

The Peruvian Retablo is the result of a melding of European and indigenous customs. These gaily decorated boxes containing multi-figured scenes have antecedents [...]

By | September 6th, 2016|Crafts|0 Comments

Mates Burilados

The carving of gourds is the oldest art form in Peru. Originally utilitarian they are now mostly decorative. The gourds grow in Huancayo [...]

By | September 6th, 2016|Crafts|0 Comments
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