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Cerapio Vallejo weaves a tantalizing labyrinth that invites the viewer into a journey through history. Inspired by Peru's Wari art, the rug reveals its characteristic logic, structure and stylized geometry. A fiery palette of virgin wool is transformed into an Andean masterpiece.
Titled "Wari" in Quechua.
At a time when Cerapio was barely able to support his family he discovered Novica and Novica's customers discovered him. His life changed. He was able to buy a new house, turn his old house into his workshop and educate his children. He continues to hire and train other artisans and has helped many of them to build their own workshops. He loves the recognition his work has found and the security it has brought his family. If you ever meet him, he will proudly tell you that he is the first member of his family to buy a car.
Cerapio learned to weave from his father and grandfather. He draws inspiration from Peruvian culture and the Andean village life that he shared growing-up in Ayacucho. He treasures the art of weaving and the opportunities it has given him to preserve this centuries old Peruvian tradition by teaching it to other artisans.
Cerapio supported the studies of his 3 children, 2 are already married and have kids, there is one left, he is by far proud of supporting his children, and he did it because of his art.
Cerapio prides himself on being able to employ other artisans. For years he has hired skilled weavers to help with his orders and unskilled workers eager to learn the weaving arts.