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Decorative Chest Colonial Leather Jewelry Box , "Colonial Legacy"

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Crafted by hand, this jewelry box by Julio Sanchez is a superb example of a traditional Peruvian art. He works in mohena wood, a fine hardwood whose grain is similar to mahogany. Beautifully tooled leather depicts colonial garlands, and the chest has ornate bronze handles on each side.

  • 2.46 kgs
  • 5.4 lbs
  • 19.5 cm H x 36 cm W x 24 cm D
  • 7.75" H x 14.25" W x 9.5" D

  • Mohena wood, cedarwood, MDF, leather and bronze
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in the Andesicon info
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Regina

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10/14/2021

"I love it"

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This is so pretty Im so glad I bought it.

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Colonial Legacy, Decorative Chest Colonial Leather Jewelry Box

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Sherry

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10/19/2021

"A True Jewel Box"

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This is a truly beautiful work of art!

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Colonial Treasure, Womens Colonial Leather and Wood Jewelry Box

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Inga

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08/16/2021

"Delightfully"

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An unusually beautiful thing, even more graceful than in the picture. The size is just as impressive! Thanks for the great job !!!!

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Ninoczka

From Brooklyn, New York

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07/04/2021

"Elegance"

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Amazing, detail work by Julio Sanchez. Very tedious work. Love my jewelry chest that is part of my personality.

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  • Jewelry,
  • Important documents or keys

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Daphne

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04/05/2021

"Beautiful Jewelry Box"

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Beautiful jewelry box. Wonderful craftsmanship.

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Ann

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03/28/2021

"Beautiful!"

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I used to have another leather box that was a gift. This was spoiling myself! It is so beautiful that I will be back to buy a jewelry box from the artist. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely work through Novica!

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Moving On Up

Moving On Up

The patience that leather work demands has helped Julio to maintain his workshop. He is constantly training other artisans and encouraging them to move on by opening their own workshops. He provides steady employment to numerous artisans in his community.

Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

Treasured since colonial times, Peruvian leather work is a difficult and demanding art form. Characterized by high relief, it is a style requiring precision and years of practice. At age 12, under the tutelage of his uncle, a master craftsman, Julio began to study the art by learning to apply the final finish to his uncle's pieces. Seeing his love of the craft and his dedication, his uncle began to teach him leather tooling at age 16. To this day. Julio has never tired of his art. He continues to practice and perfect the art of Peruvian leather work, often training many of the artisans, past and present, employed by his workshop.

Profound Impact

Profound Impact

Julio's Novica sales account for most of his income. These sales enable him to care for his family and provide the steady income he needs to maintain his workshop and employ other artisans.

Enabling Education

Enabling Education

Julio is deeply committed to the belief that children should have a better life than their parents. Even though his children are grown, he continues to pay for their university studies.

Job Creator

Job Creator

Julio is able to employ two people full-time. He is also able to give work to other artisans who work from their homes.

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

Julio Sanchez has received a $2050 microcredit loan with 0% interest.

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