"I was born in San Pedro de las Cajas, moved to Huancayo when I was 14 years, and entered the wonderful world of textiles just by watching my parents – I was fascinated! I learned from them gradually, and I set up my own workshop when I felt ready.
"I describe my art like I do my feelings – that is, I weave how I feel when I'm designing, and I use colors and different types of weaves to convey how I feel, the happiness in my heart. My motivation comes from my deep love towards this art, to what I do, and you can see it through the dedication and effort I put into every piece.
"The greatest challenge I've had to face is actually ongoing: I'm determined to always aim for the best, whether it is as a person, a worker or a team leader.
"To Novica clients all I can say is thank you, and God bless you."
12 Testimonials for Wilmer Vilchez
i have 2 beautiful shawls that are an absolute pleasure to wear. they are miraculously soft and warm yet not overly heavy. they are died in beautiful color tones that are elegant and easy to wear with many outfits.
The 4 shawls that I received from this artist are EXQUISITE! I am used to high-end designer clothing/accessories and I am hard to please..guess what?..he nailed it! ""Nazca Night"" is so captivating and charming! ""Andean Cocoa"" is elegant and classy and goes with everything! ""Quiet Atacama"" makes me look so POLISHED, even if I am wearing some casual outfit!..and, I absolutely ADORE ""Turquoise Whisper"". It's like wearing precious jewel! THANK YOU!!
I had searched everywhere online for something to complete an outfit - I knew what I wanted, sort of...but could find nothing that matched my vision until I discovered your work. I am now a very contented person thanks to your talent. My ""Turquoise Whisper"" is beautiful, soft, light and oh so snuggly. :) Thank you so very much - I hope you continue to be creatively inspired.
I bought the beautiful Tampa sunflower shawl and all I can say is I am really glad I decided to treat myself! So beautiful and happy color combination, and so soft! I would buy again pieces from this gifted artisan without any doubt!
This was my first experience with Novica. I was delighted by the prompt and friendly response and the blue Alpaca shawl arrived cutely wrapped and smelling of fresh soap! The quality of the weaving and craftsmanship is excellent. Beautiful purchase!
Dear Mr Vilchez, thank you so much for creating such wonderful alpaca scarves. I bought the Nazca Warmth scarf intending to give this to my brother for Christmas. He went on holiday to Peru a few years ago and really loved it. However I happened to show the scarf to my father and he liked it so much that it's now become his present instead! It put a huge smile on his face. The scarf is incredibly soft, light and warm and the colours are beautiful - it feels more like silk than wool and it is exceptional quality. I now need to buy another of your amazing scarves for my brother! Angela UK
I received my shawl today (Quiet Atacama) and am very impressed. The fabric is beautiful, the lovely soft colours make it very versatile and it was so nicely packaged. I look forward to wearing it year around.
I bought the Puno Winter scarf for my boyfriend, it is his first scarf and it I could not have been more pleased with it! The colors were perfect, so easy to combine with different attire. The material was soft and warm. It was beautifully packaged and made for a wonderful gift. Thank you so much!
So very happy with my purchase. The garment is more gorgeous than the picture shows. Soft to touch, fine and beautiful work. Lovely garment, beautifully packaged, fast service. I purchased 'Cajamarca Summer' shawl as a gift to a friend and I will definitely be buying one for myself . Thank you so much Lynette Cox