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Maria Ramos Sanchez

Maria Ramos Sanchez

Arpilleria applique in The Andes

Ramos is particularly inspired by Andean landscapes and loves to depict her native picturesque Peruvian highlands.

Born in the southern Andes region of Peru in 1959, Maria Ramos Sánchez is a specialist in the creation of beautiful... read more

Born in the southern Andes region of Peru in 1959, Maria Ramos Sánchez is a specialist in the creation of beautiful Andean shams, an art which she learned at the age of eight. Her pillow shams are made of cloth fragments that have been hand-sewn together. Ramos enjoys using a variety of bright, cheerful colors to give her art life and energy. She is particularly inspired by Andean landscapes and loves to depict her native picturesque Peruvian highlands. She also creates vests, pillowcases, wall hangings, and purses using this same technique. Ramos is a member of the Arpillera-makers community featured in the photojournalistic volume In Her Hands: Craftswomen Changing the World. The book chronicles the journey of Paola Gianturco and Toby Tuttle, who meet with and share the lives of craftswomen around the world - those women who create art to strengthen their cultures and improve their lives, and the lives of generations who follow.

19 items by Maria Ramos Sanchez

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Mia

From Southeastern Indiana

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09/24/2021

"Another Beautiful Creation from Maria"

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Just a note to let Maria know how much I appreciate her talent as an artist. This is my second piece, and I will be ordering more, prior to the holiday season. Everyone who sees this unique cell phone case loves it

Best Uses

  • I use it to 'hold' my keys, Drivers License & a few pesos!

Purchased Item:

Afternoon in the Andes, Cotton Blend Arpillera Patchwork Cell Phone Case from Peru

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Kathleen

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09/19/2021

"Exquisite craftsmanship"

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Beautiful, you know the artist works with love.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Daughter
  • Occasion: Teacher going back to school

Dr. Ray VanSickle

From Uniontown, Pennsylvania

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09/04/2021

"WONDERFUL"

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Great piece of work and wonderful gift. I could not be happier.

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Marnie

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08/25/2021

"A lovely portrait of a woman caring for her llamas."

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This is one of many items I have purchased from Ms. Sanchez, including a coin purse, a wall hanging, and a pencil case . She is an extremely talented and imaginative artisan. This bag has such a lovely portrait of an Andean woman taking care of her llamas. Her portrayal of the beauty of her country delights me and makes me wish I could visit Peru. If you study her applique work you will find many interesting and beautiful things. I truly love everything she has made and sent to me, and I thank her.

Best Uses

  • Wear this and you will be asked "where did you get that?" a lot

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Marnie

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08/25/2021

"I love this sling bag and its title Love in the Mountains!"

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This is one of many items I have purchased from Ms. Sanchez, including a cell phone bag, a coin purse, a wall hanging, and a pencil case . She is an extremely talented and imaginative artisan. I love her title and the couple she has put on the bag loving their mountains and each other. Her portrayal of the beauty of her country delights me and makes me wish I could visit Peru. If you study her applique work you will find many interesting and beautiful things. I truly love everything she has made and sent to me, and I thank her.

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Marnie

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08/24/2021

"This cell phone bag is very pretty and shows a mothers love!"

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First, I must say that this phone bag is one of many items I have purchased from Ms. Sanchez, including cell phone bags, sling bags, a coin purse, a wall hanging, and a pencil case . She is an extremely talented and imaginative artisan. Her portrayal of the beauty of her country delights me and makes me wish I could visit Peru. If you study her applique work you will find many interesting and beautiful things. I truly love everything she has made and sent to me, and I thank her.

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