Handwoven Wool Chakana Cross Tapestry from Peru, "Chakana Dimensions"
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Centered by an ancient chakana cross, this tapestry features a design by Peruvian artisan Zosimo Laura. He works on the traditional telar de pedal, or floor loom, hand-weaving the tapestry of wool. The chakana is flaked by earth-tone stripes with colorful designs emanating from its center.
- 0.51 kgs
- 1.1 lbs
- Tapestry: 88 cm L x 58 cm W
- Tapestry: 34.5" L x 22.75" W
- Fringes: 8 cm L
- Fringes: 3.1" L
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
Zosimo Laura has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1000 and the most recent for $1450. Proceeds were used to purchase wool and cotton yarn for his tapestries and rugs.
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.
This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.
Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.
This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.
This artist supports children under the age of 18.