Handcrafted Music Themed Wool Tapestry from Peru, "Quena Flute Players"
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In a dramatic and colorful composition, a trio of Andean men bow their heads, close their eyes, and coax plaintive notes of haunting beauty from their quenas, traditional flutes. Walter Paucar depicts them with clean line and contemporary flair. Using 90% sheep wool and 10% cotton tinted with natural and industrial dyes, he weaves an enchanting tapestry. The relleno technique permits him to add tufts of colored wool between the weft, or crosswise strands, creating the soft shading of a painting.
Titled "Los quenistas" in Spanish.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
This artist is currently supporting and providing for the education of their children, grandchildren, or children in their community, whether it be at the primary, secondary, or university level.
Walter Paucar Velarde has received a $700 microcredit loan with 0% interest. Proceeds were used to purchase new equipment.
This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.
This artist supports children under the age of 18.