Cedar and leather magazine rack, "Ceremony"
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Andean motifs extract imposing appeal from this handcrafted magazine rack. The Rios Family elaborates their inventive designs in embossed leather, representing the ritual of the tumi, a ceremonial knife used in ancient Peru for spiritual sacrifices. The frame is crafted from a blend of cedar wood.
Rios Family has received 9 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $600 and the most recent for $2850. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of quality leather and wood to increase production.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.