Knitted pillow COLCA VALLEY 002 - 18x18" (45x45cm)
MADE TO ORDER: 4 weeks
Our knitted pillows are 100% sheep wool, handwoven by artisan Emilio Fernandez Quispe.
This pillow is inspired by “Colca Valley” in Arequipa. Here you can see a lot of Andean condors flying very closely over the canyon of the same name, while at 10,00-13,000 feet (3400-4000 meters) below is the Colca River.
Includes pillow insert.
18×18 inches (45x45cm)
Color disclaimer: Colors may appear different depending on the monitor you are viewing.
1 in stock (can be backordered)
ARTISAN COLLABORATION: EMILIO FERNANDEZ QUISPE
Emilio Fernández Quispe is an artist and craftsman, born on July 20, 1964, in Vinchos, Ayacucho (Peru). He and his family create textiles, embroidery, altarpieces, Ayacucho tapestries, cushions, and ceramics traditionally in their workshop, located in Lurín, Lima.
Don Emilio learned to use the loom as family inheritance and his father’s teachings. When he was 17 years old, he migrated from his hometown to Lima for an opportunity to work or study. But above all, because of the danger, he ran due to the terrorist movements that hit Ayacucho.
His art expresses the creativity, manual skill, and cultural-artistic sensitivity of the artisan of that region.