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Nature-Inspired Leather and Wood Ottoman from Peru, "World of Nature"

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Inspired by nature, Peruvian artisan Abel Rios creates an ottoman of stunning... more

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Inspired by nature, Peruvian artisan Abel Rios creates an ottoman of stunning beauty. Crafted from mohena wood, this ottoman is covered with leather that features intricate patterns, revealing birds among a natural paradise.

  • 2.14 kgs
  • 4.7 lbs
  • 23 cm H x 41 cm W x 29 cm D
  • 9" H x 16.25" W x 11.5" D

  • Leather, mohena wood
  • 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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Reviews by Customers

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Total reviews

52

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01/17/2021

"This was a birthday gift for my husband"

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It is a truly a very beautiful piece and my husband just adored it s workmanship

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11/03/2020

"Great footstool!"

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Get good use of it.

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09/13/2020

"Exquisite. I plan to use it as a special next to e"

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Senor Rios work is a joy to have about you every day. As an artist it makes me feel a happy connection with artists around the world.

Purchased Item:

A Movable Drink, Rolling Tooled Leather and Wood Bar Cart

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09/13/2020

"Longtime dream come true to have these tables."

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Senor Rios and his familys work is so wonderful. Ive collected it and given it for years. As a retired metalsmith and fine arts artist I am delighted to see his lifework has made him as happy as mine has me.

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06/20/2020

"A treasure chest for my most cherished items"

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This box is a beautiful and well made piece of art. Thank you so much. I will treasure it always.

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04/08/2020

"Heirloom"

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I couldn?t be more pleased or impressed with the beautiful craftsmanship and finished product ? it is gorgeous and something to be handed down through the generations. Don?t hesitate on this purchase... you will not be sorry ;) I LOVE it!!!

Best Uses

  • Decorative and storage

Purchased Item:

Village Country Collection, Unique Traditional Wood Leather Chest Trunk

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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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