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Handcrafted Mohena Wood and Leather Accent Chest from Peru, "Colonial Majesty"

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Decorated with lavish motifs in the style of colonial artistry, this majestic... more

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Decorated with lavish motifs in the style of colonial artistry, this majestic accent chest from Peru is crafted of hand-tooled leather over rich mohena wood. Presented by Wilfredo Rios, this noble piece of furniture brings the history of the Andean highlands to your home. It comes fitted with six individual drawers for storing small items and accessories.

  • 9.29 kgs
  • 20.5 lbs
  • 59 cm H x 39 cm W x 30 cm D
  • 23" H x 15.25" W x 11.75" D

  • Mohena wood, leather
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andesicon info
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03/08/2019

"Beautiful craftsmanship"

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I am in love with this chest. It truly is a work of art. Thank you!

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Colonial Majesty, Handcrafted Mohena Wood and Leather Accent Chest from Peru

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02/09/2021

"I use this foot rest every day!"

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This stool is a really great addition to my living room. Not only does it look amazing but it is also very functional. I use it every day while sitting in my recliner. It has a few wear marks on it but it just gives it character. I didnt buy it for looks alone but I have received many compliments about this piece. I love it!

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Beautiful leather work

Best Uses

  • Foot rest

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Verified Reviewer

05/16/2020

"Absolutely beautiful"

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Beautiful craftsmanship. A piece of art.

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02/11/2020

"Phenomenal craftsmanship and detail"

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Mr Rios is an artist and a skilled wood carver. Exceptional quality and excellent service from NOVICA.

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Colonial Octagon, Artisan Crafted Peruvian Wood Leather Chess Set

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01/11/2020

"We love playing chess with the board"

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I gave this a Christmas gift now we play everyday

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Colonial Octagon, Artisan Crafted Peruvian Wood Leather Chess Set

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12/06/2019

"Well done"

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Beautifully crafted

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Now in his eighties, Wilfredo continues to work, handcrafting each piece of his furniture with traditional techniques. He says simply, "My art is my life." In his early teens, Wilfredo learned the art of leatherwork in a workshop where most of the employees were profoundly deaf. Through the years, he worked his family out of extreme poverty and eventually opened his own workshop. He has taught many artisans but is most proud of passing this traditional Peruvian art to his brother Abel and his son Jose. Both Abel and Jose are also Novica artisans.

Wilfredo's Novica sales are his only source of income. He is in his eighties, lives alone and struggles to provide for himself. He still thinks of growing his workshop and is thankful for the dignity and income that come from working with Novica.

Wilfredo Rios has received 4 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $600 and the most recent for $2050. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of raw materials for his crafts business.

This artist is an elder master and continues to actively practice their craft.

 
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