“Like many others, I have lived through difficult times in my life. One of them--the one that has affected me the most--was the loss of my grandfather. Unfortunately, he left me when I was very young. We loved each other very much. I was his first grandchild, and it was very hard to lose him and not be able to enjoy his company any more. But, I trust that he is in a better place, and I know that he is protecting me and offering guidance in everything that I do.
“You could say that I carry textile art in my veins. All generations of my family have worked in this ancestral handwoven art, maintaining the traditions of the Inca. I grew up surrounded by yarns and looms, watching my artisan parents and grandparents.My family taught me this art, though I have also always liked drawing.
“The key to being able to carry out this work that I do is to never surrender. If something truly impassions you, it is always possible to try it. Working on looms is something that requires ability and a lot of patience in order to obtain the desired result. Quality is my personal trademark.
“What I like the most about my art is being able to express myself freely. This art allows me to be myself and give life to my imagination, transmitting it to the tapestries and rugs that I make. I see my work as more of a diversion than a challenge; the more difficult a piece, the more excited I become. When I approach the loom, I feel happy among the fibers and colors.
“My inspiration comes from our culture, such as the writings, histories, and experiences of the Andean villages, which make me very proud of the place that I come from. I want to share it with the world.
“My greatest dreams are being able to finish my studies as an entrepreneur, gain a lot more experience in the textile world, help my family succeed, and help those who need it, always creating the best in my art. I am very happy to be a part of the Novica family, and to be able to enjoy and share my art with more people. Thank you for this great opportunity.”
11 items by Gamaniel Esmit
Monochromatic Wool Area Rug (5x6.5)
Night Ombré, Monochromatic Wool Area Rug (5x6.5)
Gamaniel EsmitThough inspired by ancient Inca motifs, this area rug would be a perfect complement to contemporary decor. Gamaniel Esmit in Peru works on a traditional pedal loom to craft the rug, which features a...$464.99
Colorful Geometric Wool Area Rug from Peru (2x5)
Geometric Inspiration, Colorful Geometric Wool Area Rug from Peru (2x5)
Gamaniel EsmitInspired by the textiles of the ancient Inca, Peruvian artisan Gamaniel Esmit designs a striking area rug. Handwoven from wool on a traditional loom, this rectangular rug features geometric patterns...$169.99
Round 100% Alpaca Wool Area Rug from Peru (5 Ft Diameter)
Inca Diamonds, Round 100% Alpaca Wool Area Rug from Peru (5 Ft Diameter)
Gamaniel EsmitWorking with alpaca yarns on a traditional loom, Gamaniel Esmit in Peru crafts this stunning area rug. The round rug features a complex stripe and diamond pattern in shades of blue, purple, ivory...$344.99
Wool Area Rug with Geometric Motifs in Fuchsia (2x3)
Fuchsia Stairs, Wool Area Rug with Geometric Motifs in Fuchsia (2x3)
Gamaniel EsmitHandwoven of wool on a traditional telar de pedal, or floor loom, this area rug is created by Peruvian artisan Gamaniel Esmit. He works in colors of ivory and navy against a body of fuchsia, creating...$79.99
Inca-Inspired Wool Area Rug from Peru (2x3)
Inca Empire, Inca-Inspired Wool Area Rug from Peru (2x3)
Gamaniel EsmitInspired by the textiles of the ancient Inca, Peruvian artisan Gamaniel Esmit creates a beautiful area rug. In tones of crimson, saffron, and tangerine, geometric patterns decorate this handwoven wool...$119.95
Handwoven Wool Area Rug with Geometric Inca Motifs (4x5.5)
Inca Sky, Handwoven Wool Area Rug with Geometric Inca Motifs (4x5.5)
Gamaniel EsmitInspired by the textiles of the ancient Inca, Peruvian artisan Gamaniel Esmit creates an area rug of profound beauty. Colorful stars and geometric patterns decorate a grid, handwoven from wool on the...$329.99
Handwoven Geometric Wool Area Rug from Peru (4x6)
Nobility, Handwoven Geometric Wool Area Rug from Peru (4x6)
Gamaniel EsmitInspired by the textiles of the ancient Inca, Peruvian artisan Gamaniel Esmit designs an area rug with an air of nobility. Handwoven from wool on a traditional loom, this rectangular rug features...$339.99
Earthtone Wool Area Rug from Peru (4x4.5)
Chakana World, Earthtone Wool Area Rug from Peru (4x4.5)
Gamaniel EsmitPeruvian artisan Gamaniel Esmit creates an area rug that celebrates pre-Hispanic cultures. He works with wool against a cotton warp, hand-weaving the rectangular rug on a traditional telar de pedal...$349.99
Handwoven Alpaca Wool Geometric Rug 5 x 6.5 from Peru
Inca Royalty, Handwoven Alpaca Wool Geometric Rug 5 x 6.5 from Peru
Gamaniel EsmitGamaniel Esmit combines geometric patterns with warm tones in this rug celebrating his Andean homeland's Incan heritage. He hand-weaves it on a traditional treadle loom using fine 100% alpaca wool and...$499.99
Earth-tone Round Wool Rug (2.5' Diameter)
Inca Nobility, Earth-tone Round Wool Rug (2.5' Diameter)
Gamaniel EsmitWorking with pure wool yarns, Peru's Gamaniel Esmit crafts this handsome round area rug. The earth-toned rug is woven on a pedal loom with motifs inspired by the ancient Inca civilization.$327.99
Hand-woven (2x5) Red And Yellow Alpaca Wool Rug From Peru
Empire, Hand-woven (2x5) Red And Yellow Alpaca Wool Rug From Peru
Gamaniel EsmitGamaniel Esmit combines deep tones of crimson and marigold with warm earth colors in this rug celebrating the Incan heritage of his Andean homeland. He hand-weaves it in a traditional pedal loom...$169.99
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"Vibrant fuschia rug"
This is a lovely bright rug, and the wool feels beautiful underfoot.
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"Very happy with the rug - I will buy another."
My cat loves the rug and says I should get one for myself - and I will!
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