Knitted pillow COLCA VALLEY 004B - 18x18" (45x45cm)
Our knitted pillows are 100% sheep wool, handwoven by artisan Emilio Fernandez Quispe.
Our pillows are handwoven in treadle loom and using natural dyed colors. They are part of Colca Valley home textile collection. This new collection has a very special meaning for me since it is inspired by the place of origin of my maternal grandfather. He was born in Cabanaconde, a town that is located just at the end of the journey through the Sacred Valley of Colca in Arequipa, Peru.
Includes pillow insert.
18×18 inches (45x45cm)
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1 in stock
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.