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Hand-Tooled Leather and Mohena Wood Chair from Peru, "Colonial Royalty"

Crafted from leather over mohena wood, this chair displays the beauty of... more

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Crafted from leather over mohena wood, this chair displays the beauty of colonial handicrafts. Peruvian artisan Abel Rios creates this chair, featuring a curved seat and arms. Intricate birds and nature-inspired patterns are carefully tooled by hand into the leather, resulting in a cornucopia of beauty.

  • 11.28 kgs
  • 24.9 lbs
  • 82 cm H x 62 cm W x 69 cm D
  • 32.5" H x 24.5" W x 27" D

  • Leather, mohena wood
  • Holds up to 200 lbs.
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andes
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"At the age of 16, I joined my brother's workshop to learn to work with leather. At 21, I set up my own workshop and began to create the wood and leather designs that I am known for. I love the history that I am able to bring to my work. Since colonial times, leather and wood have been combined to create many practical and decorative pieces of furniture and art. My style is distinct and detailed. I use motifs from Peruvian culture and my workshop is known for quality. I love this art and enjoy teaching my workers the skills that were generously taught to me. Many of my workers have gone on to open their own workshops. This gives me pleasure. This is how we keep the art alive."

"I have found great success with Novica. I am now an established artisan and my work is sold around the world. I have the life I once imagined but, most importantly, I have made my family secure. My children are educated and they work with me - together we bring our love of Peruvian history and craft to a respected family project."

Abel no longer shares the rented patio with his chickens - the site of his first workshop. Today, the Rios family has bought that house and built a four story workshop on the adjacent land. They employ other artisans to help meet the international demand for their handcrafted products.

Abel is determined to give back - to share the good fortune that he has found. He employs two people who have thrived in the supportive environment his workshop provides. His assistant is intellectually challenged and one of his wood carvers is profoundly deaf.

Abel now has several full-time assistants.

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"One of a kind."

I needed a small chair in the bedroom and this is perfect. I am 53 and my feet actually touch the floor. I read and sew in this chair. The leather tooling is gorgeous. I think the photo makes it look smaller than it is. It will go with just about any decor. I like that it is unique!

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63 Testimonials for Abel Rios

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Roberto

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Abel has a fantastic attention to detail in all of his pieces.
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Charles

California, USA

His leather furniture is unique and the workmanship is excellent!
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Archana

Trivandrum,Kerala

 
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