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Unique Traditional Tooled Leather Covered Wood Chest, "Sun and Sky"

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This splendid chest by Abel Rios features hand-elaborated designs inspired by... more

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This splendid chest by Abel Rios features hand-elaborated designs inspired by figures from pre-Hispanic Peruvian culture. The sun god and the moon goddess appear on all sides in exquisitely tooled leather that covers a base of cedar. Inside, a shallow lift-out tray has two compartments and, beneath, there is plenty of space for your personal treasures. Antique-style handles, lock and key add a touch of elegance.

  • 18.00 kgs
  • 39.7 lbs
  • 41 cm H x 81 cm W x 40 cm D
  • 16.25" H x 32" W x 15.75" D

  • Cedar wood, leather, bronze clasp aad handles
  • Equipped with a lock and key
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in the Andesicon info
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70

Susan

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11/20/2021

"A comforting and strong presence in my room"

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This trunk has helped me organize my life by getting my odds and ends off the floor. The tooled leather seat, the interesting hardware and the lustrous wood make it a winner.

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Karen

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11/06/2021

"Gorgeous"

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Beautiful craftmanship!

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Contemporary, Cedar and leather rocking chair

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Deb

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10/24/2021

"These tables are gorgeous!"

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These nesting tables are so beautifully crafted and very sturdy. They have become a centrepiece of our living room. They arrived promptly and were packed very well. I will definitely shop on this site again! Thank you so much!

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Timothy

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09/15/2021

"‘Bird of Paradise"

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Abel Rios, is a very gifted artist. His ‘Bird of Paradise footstool has become a favorite item. I m sure of its heirloom position. One of the kids will fall in love with it. I made a small change by replacing the zinc bolts with black ones. I also sent word and photos back through the Novica networks as these may not be readily available to the artists.

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Manisha

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08/27/2021

"Piece of art - and a beautiful side table"

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This table is so beautiful. I loved the intricate carving and attention to detail, It can be used as a decorative piece or as a functional side table to hold your drink. I absolutely love it!

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Gary

From Glendale, CA

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07/13/2021

"A Real Standout"

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This attractive table has been in my living room for sometime and it serves well as a place for drinks, snacks or magazines. Visitors have always complimented me on how nice this little table is. It is also convenient that it has the practical ability to easily fold up and be set out of the way. I really am happy with this terrific table and the creative leather and wood craftsmanship that was used to make it by a very talented artist.

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

"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."

Profound Impact

Profound Impact

"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."

Moving On Up

Moving On Up

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.

Working with Disabilities

Working with Disabilities

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.

Job Creator

Job Creator

Abel now has several full-time assistants.

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