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Tooled leather box, 'Lope de Vega'

Item # 40307
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The epoch of Spanish playwright Félix Lope de Vega (1562-1635) inspires this beautiful chest by the Rios family. Covered with lavish motifs in tooled leather, the smooth rectangle is handcrafted of moena wood. A velvet lining protects jewelry or keepsakes. Made in Peru.

  • 9.1" W x 3.2" H x 5.5" D
  • Weight: 1.1 lb
  • Leather on moena wood and plywood
  • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

Ships directly from our partner office in Peru. Please allow 2 to 4 weeks for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

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Artisan: Ríos Family

Artisan Ríos Family

Jose Antonio Ríos and his family have been dedicated to the traditional art of carving and embossing leather furniture for several generations. This activity was embraced by Jose Antonio's grandparents, with the same devotion and caring dedication, using the same technique to produce hand-crafted items bearing their own unique touch. Jose Antonio Ríos says:

"For us, embossing leather is a family tradition. My father inherited it from his father, and handed it down to us. Today, my family and I are proudly following the traditions, incorporating contemporary learnings and designs we are ready to face new challenges. Our creations are totally handmade. After sketching the figures, the piece is embossed with chisel and hammer. We use several types of chisels depending on the intricacy of the motifs. Then, the embossed leather is placed on the furniture piece, simultaneously prepared. Later, works are finished with a mixture of walnut stain and ink, carefully matching the wood color. Furniture pieces are made from cedar and mahogany wood, carefully selected and treated. We are certain that, having been made with so much love and quality, our work will be a proud ambassador of the Peruvian culture and traditions to the world."

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