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Hand Made Wool Placemats (Set of 4), "Pukio"

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Cooper and gold hues represent Inca artistry with elegant allure, making these woolen placemats authentic treasures. Master weaver Cerapio Vallejo works on a pedal loom while his hands guide the pre-Hispanic patterns. The work combines sheep wool (90%) and cotton (10%), resulting in a pleasing texture to complement the captivating designs. The vivid hues are obtained from synthetic dyes for more resistant wear. Makes for an original set to regale in honor of a new home. Vallejo calls this set Pukio, the Quechua term for lagoon.

Hand wash only, in cold water with mild soap.

  • 0.35 kgs
  • 0.8 lbs
  • 30 cm L x 40 cm W
  • 11.75" L x 15.75" W

  • 100% wool with cotton warp
  • Use mild detergent only
  • Hand wash in cold water
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andesicon info
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From Queensland, Australia

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08/07/2017

"placemats"

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These placemats are well made and the colours vibrant. Very happy with this purchased

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Pukio, Hand Made Wool Placemats (Set of 4)

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04/28/2021

"Wonderful gift."

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This is a beautiful runner. The colors are vibrant and the quality is exceptional.

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From Elk Grove/California/USA

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02/17/2021

"Beautiful, vibrant tapestry"

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I purchased this tapestry many years ago. It hangs in my dining room and is still as vibrant and stunning as when it was new. I have several other pieces by Mr. Vallejo. He is a genius.

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02/10/2021

"Beautiful piece"

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Everything I hoped that it would be. . . was worth the price.

Best Uses

  • Providing a burst of color

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02/10/2021

"This is a gorgeous pick"

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This tapestry is well mad and beautiful colors. It looks so nice hanging in my hallway.

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11/28/2020

"Stunning Wall Hanging"

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This tapestry ads such a beautiful feeling to my bedroom. I have a lot of art, but this is my first tapestry. It is well made and a joy to look at.

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Handmade colorful artisan quality beautiful

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

At a time when Cerapio was barely able to support his family he discovered Novica and Novica's shoppers 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 while 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 three children, two of whom are already married and have families of their own. There is one left in school, Cerapio is by far proud of supporting his children, and he did it because of his art.

Cerapio Vallejo has received 8 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1350 and the most recent for $2850. Proceeds were used to purchase cotton and wool to continue production.

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.

 
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