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Wool rug, 'Pastel Calendar' (6x8)

Item # 46469
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This breathtaking Ayacucho wool rug comes from Cerapio Vallejo. This amazing craft has been around for centuries in the state of Ayacucho, having been passed down to the Incas after originating among the ancient Wari culture of Peru. Vallejo's technique is called kilin, which is characterized by very small, straight stitches. Although more fabric and fifteen days of hard work are required such rugs, the end result is a depiction that is extraordinarily clear. Vallejo achieves the rich colors in the rug by using natural dyes.

Titled "Colores pasteles" in Spanish. Made in Peru.

  • Dry clean only
  • All natural dyes
  • Designed for floor use
  • 8.2 ft. W x 5.9 ft. H
  • Weight: 13.1 lb
  • 100% wool with cotton warp
  • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

Ships directly from our partner office in Peru. Please allow 8 to 18 days 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: Cerapio Vallejo

Artisan Cerapio Vallejo

Cerapio Vallejo's artistry has been featured in many periodicals, including Business Week, Sunset magazine, and the San Francisco Chronicle, as well as on PBS Television. "My art form was handed down to me from my parents and grandparents. But the quality of my work is the result of my long experience and the product of my careful observation over the years. I draw inspiration from our ancient Peruvian cultures, Andean village life, and from our snow-capped mountains.

"I have faced many challenges during my life, and I have learned from them. Perhaps the most difficult was when I was obliged to leave my house in Ayacucho with my family. I had to make this painful decision because there was no other way. This was during the 1980s, when terrorism was bleeding my people to death and there seemed little hope.

"Artisans in my region were considerably affected when tourism halted. Even now that Ayacucho is at peace, we remain in our city home; we created a new life here, and are thankful that Ayacucho is flourishing and we can visit it."

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