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Womens Colonial Leather and Wood Jewelry Box, "Colonial Treasure"

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Crafted by hand, this jewelry box by Julio Sanchez is a superb example of a traditional Peruvian art. He works in mohena wood, a fine hardwood whose grain is similar to mahogany. Beautifully tooled leather depicts colonial art motifs, and the locking chest has ornate bronze handles on each side.

  • 1.06 kgs
  • 2.3 lbs
  • 22 cm H x 28 cm W x 19 cm D
  • 8.75" H x 11" W x 7.5" D

  • Mohena wood, cedar wood, MDF, leather, bronze
  • Equipped with a lock and key
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andesicon info
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23

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01/20/2017

"Gorgeous!"

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This was absolutely beautiful! It was well tooled, well crafted, and the wood has a beautiful grain that doesnt show well in the picture. In other words, the photo doesnt do it justice. The only detractor is the lock which is a bit dinky but it works. The person who made this is skilled and meticulous. Bravo!

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Boyfriend
  • Occasion: birthday

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Verified Reviewer

05/04/2020

"A Treasure in Itself"

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Another beautiful piece of artistry from Novica. And you wont find it anywhere else.

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02/03/2020

"INTRICATE"

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Beautiful detail and extraordinary craftsmanship. Great workmanship!

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11/15/2017

"Perfect in everyway"

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The jewelry box is exquisite! I will cherish it forever! Even the packaging was perfect. I wanted something decorative to hold my sewing notions. Somehow it should have a grander use.

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11/16/2019

"I love it!"

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The art work is fabulous. The wood is very light weight, which surprised me, but it is a beautiful piece. I bought this as a gift for my son. Ill know after Christmas if he likes it as well as I do. This artist is very talented.

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08/31/2019

"Absolutely Amazing!!"

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The handwork on this piece is stunning and every drawer works to perfection!! I purchased this for my wife for her Birthday, and she could not have been happier!! Thank You so much for the beautiful craftsmanship and effort put into this piece!!

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

The patience that leather work demands has helped Julio to maintain his workshop. He is constantly training other artisans and encouraging them to move on by opening their own workshops. He provides steady employment to numerous artisans in his community.

Treasured since colonial times, Peruvian leather work is a difficult and demanding art form. Characterized by high relief, it is a style requiring precision and years of practice. At age 12, under the tutelage of his uncle, a master craftsman, Julio began to study the art by learning to apply the final finish to his uncle's pieces. Seeing his love of the craft and his dedication, his uncle began to teach him leather tooling at age 16. To this day. Julio has never tired of his art. He continues to practice and perfect the art of Peruvian leather work, often training many of the artisans, past and present, employed by his workshop.

Julio's Novica sales account for most of his income. These sales enable him to care for his family and provide the steady income he needs to maintain his workshop and employ other artisans.

Julio is deeply committed to the belief that children should have a better life than their parents. Even though his children are grown, he continues to pay for their university studies.

Julio is able to employ two people full-time. He is also able to give work to other artisans who work from their homes.

Julio Sanchez has received a $2050 microcredit loan with 0% interest.

 
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